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Excessive Sweating

Topical medications

Prescription medications containing anywhere between 12-20% aluminum chloride are highly potent antiperspirants that can reduce sweating on the hands and feet, as well as the underarms. These are usually effective with daily use but may cause skin irritations in some people.

  • Iontophoresis
    Iontophoresis is a procedure that entails water conducting an electrical current from an electronic device through the skin's surface, inhibiting sweat production. About 70-80% of patients respond to iontophoresis. This can be carried out as a home treatment. Regular treatments are needed to control the sweating.
  • Botox (Botulinum toxin) injections
    Botox works by interrupting the chemical messages released by nerve endings that tell the sweat gland when to sweat. It is injected in minute quantities into the skin of the armpits, palms or soles of the feet with a tiny needle. One treatment usually suppresses sweating for six to nine months.