Hyperhidrosis – Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by abnormally increased sweating, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. Hands, feet, armpits, groin, and the facial area are among the most active regions of sweating due to the high number of sweat glands in these areas. When excessive sweating is localized (e.g. palms, soles, face, underarms, scalp) it is referred to as focal hyperhidrosis and when the whole body is involved it is termed generalized hyperhidrosis.The cause of primary hyperhidrosis is unknown but anxiety or excitement can exacerbate the condition.
Treatment offered at Claro clinic:
Medical line of management – Aluminium cholhydrate is used in hyperhidrosis of palms and soles as well as underarms. Few oral medications can be given for severe cases.
Active management –
- Injections of botulinum toxin type A can be used to control of palmo-plantar and axillary sweating. The effect can last from 4-6 months. This use has been approved by US-FDA.
- Iontophoresis as a treatment for palmoplantar hyperhidrosis gives positive results and good safety.This treatment is US FDA approved for hyperhidrosis.