Treatments for excessive sweating
Treatments for excessive sweating and body odor has until recently primarily been by the use of antiperspirants, frequently in combination with with aluminum chloride (like Perspirex).
The doctor may prescribe drugs that inhibit sweat production, but often these drugs have many side effects, for example poor vision and effects on digestion. Previously operations were common, but these are now rarely performed due to the risk of side effects. An especially frequent side effect is compensatory hyperhidrosis, which means that subsequent to the treatment sweat is produced excessively from somewhere else, making the operation less attractive.
The most popular treatment for hyperhidrosis is botox injections. These are effective but typically must be repeated every 6 – 7 months for life, as the effect is short. Further, botox doesn´t seem to significantly help with the odor problem.
MiraDry® has been used for several years in the United States with great success. It is also currently being used in most of Europe, including Scandinavia, but not in Denmark until now.
|✓||Temporary – requires ongoing treatments to|
maintain effect (mean duration of 6.7 months)
using a fine
|Surgery||Technique dependent||✓||Potential complications and risk of surgery|
* Local anesthesia
Info about treatments for excessive sweating
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