If you’re sweating when your body doesn’t need to cool down, you may be sweating excessively
Causes of Hyperhidrosis
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can happen for no obvious reason, because of another condition you may have or as a side effect of the medication you’re taking.
Prevention of Hyperhidrosis
Things you can do to help with excessive sweating
- wear loose-fitting clothes in order to minimise signs of sweating
- wear socks that absorb moisture and also change your socks at least twice a day if possible
- wear leather shoes and also try to wear different shoes day to day
- do not wear man-made fabrics or tight clothes – for example, nylon
- do not wear sports shoes or enclosed boots that may cause your feet to sweat more
- do not perform activities that might make your sweating worse – for example, eating spicy food or drinking alcohol
Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis
Excessive sweating is common and can affect the whole body or just certain areas.
Severe underarm sweating can be treated with small injections under the skin, when topical medicines do not work well enough. The injections applied into the affected areas help control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves which stimulate the sweat glands. Once the sweat glands do not receive chemical signals, the severe sweating settles. The procedure is straightforward and safe with minimal or no downtime.
Generally, it will take 1-2 weeks until you start feeling the results after the treatment. Results will typically last between 6 to 7 months. It is recommended that the treatment is repeated every six months for results to be maintained. If treatment is discontinued, your sweating will gradually return to its initial state -before treatment.