Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating; The entire body or certain parts of the body sweat considerably more than necessary due to the normal temperature regulation. This can put the person in difficult situations in a social environment and also complicate their own work. It could be idiopathic or even of metabolic diseases, feverish diseases or drug use. There are three main types: emotionally induced hyperhidrosis (which particularly affects the palms, soles and armpits), localized hyperhidrosis, and diffuse hyperhidrosis.

According to a study conducted in the US, the affected frequency in the community is 1-1.6%. About 60% of them are women. The incidence in adolescents and young adults is 0.6-1%. The Japanese sweat 20 times more often in the palms and palms than in any other human race.

Treatment: Hyperhidrosis can be treated with surgery or medication. Surgical treatment options include sympathectomy, radiofrequency ablation, microneedle radiofrequency, total surgical removal, and subcutaneous liposuction. Drug treatment options: local anticholinergic agents, boric acid, 2-5% tannic acid solution, resorcinol, potassium permanganate, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde and methenamine.

There are also active agents such as aluminum chloride, glycopyrrolate, glycopyrronium tosylate.

Botox (botulinum toxin) is also a very effective treatment for palmar and underarm sweating. It reduces sweating for 4-12 months. 100 units of Botox are applied over the entire area using two unit point injections.

Lonophoresis, another treatment method, has been used since 1952. The tap water carries 15-20 mA of current, which is applied to the palms and soles for 30 minutes. By adding anticholinergics to the water, sweating can be significantly reduced.

Recently, microwave devices have been developed to prevent underarm perspiration.

If you have a complaint of excessive sweating, consult your doctor to have the cause examined and the most effective treatment under the supervision of your doctor.


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