If you suffer from excessive under arm sweating, it can be very difficult and awkward for you. This is a problem which is also known as axillary hyperhidrosis. It will not only create discomfort of sweat running down your sides, it will also cause embarrassment because of the sweat stains.
However, there are different treatment options available for it. You can also take a few steps to ensure that you do not suffer from this problem and are not embarrassed in front of other people.
This is the first line of defence against your problem of excessive underarm sweating. Antiperspirants are non-invasive, topical and they're easily available. You can buy them without a prescription since they are over-the-counter products. There are some prescription antiperspirants for which you will need a prescription of your doctor.
You can always start with the mildest formulation which are known as the regular over-the-counter products. If you do not get the desired relief, you can go for the stronger clinical strength formulations. If they do not work for you, you can go for prescription antiperspirants. There are different clinical strength formulations available in the market which can offer the same level of sweat management as description products but with less irritation and that is why you need to try them before moving to something stronger.
It is important to know how to use your antiperspirant. You should apply it before bed and apply to dry skin to avoid irritation. You can also use some absorbent undershirts, absorbent dress shirts, absorbent T-shirts and others which will help you to avoid the stain marks and also the possible under odour resulting from excessive sweating.
Botox is another method of fighting excessive underarm sweating. If you're not getting any relief from antiperspirants, you can go for Botox. But for that, you will need an experienced medical professional. The medical professional will inject Botox into your underarms to dramatically reduce sweating. It is possible to get 50% reduction in sweating. Your physician should have special training and should also have lots of experience with the procedure.
Surgery or procedures
If the other treatment options do not work for you, you can always go for surgery or procedures to prevent excessive underarm sweating. In some cases the hyperhidrosis treatments do not work. In such severe cases surgical approach may be the only solution for axillary hyperhidrosis. Some of the most common under surgery techniques include excision, curettage, liposuction, and laser.
In case of excision, sweat glands may be cut out. In case of curettage, those sweat glands may be scrapped out. In case of liposuction, the sweat glands are removed by suction. While using laser tissue containing sweat glands is liquefied.
These methods can be used alone or in combination with other methods. Dermatologists claim to have good results with these techniques. These two oscillators are generally done under local anaesthesia and it can be done in an office and you don't have to go to a hospital.
Miradry is another treatment option which can help you to fight excessive sweating of underarms. With this method of eliminating axillary hyperhidrosis, it is possible to reduce underarm sweating in more than 90% of patients. The average sweat reduction was found to be 82% during a study. The same study also found that the satisfaction of the patients with the treatment was 90%.