Hyperhidrosis treatment refers to methods of treating hyperhidrosis - a condition characterised by excessive sweating which is not always related to exercise or heat. Hyperhidrosis can involve sweating profusely so that sweat drips off the hands, or soaks through the clothes. It can disrupt your everyday life, as well as cause embarrassment in social settings.
Treatment for hyperhidrosis can involve antiperspirant medication and a range of therapies. In many cases, the most effective treatment can be botulinum toxin injections, which can ease the symptoms of hyperhidrosis for up to one year.
Botulinum toxin injections for hyperhidrosis are typically recommended for those who have tried different medications or therapies, which have proven to be ineffective.
It is important for a doctor to make a proper evaluation of excessive sweating, as there are several rate conditions which can also potentially cause the symptom. It has been found that botulinum toxin injections for hyperhidrosis are most effective when the condition is confined to a certain area of the body.
In general, this type of hyperhidrosis treatment is not recommended for pregnant women, or women who are breastfeeding. The treatment may also be unsuitable for those who have had neuromuscular disorders. An individual's lifestyle and career can also be factors in whether the treatment is suitable.
In many cases, joint problems can lead to pain in other areas of the body, such as the lower back, legs, buttocks, and groin. Joint injections - typically administered at the foot, knee, shoulder or hip - can help to ease these symptoms, too.