Treatment of Hyperhidrosis For Adults
Treatment steps that doctors usually practice to treatment of hyperhidrosis are of two types:
1.Provision of drugs
- Antiperspirant. The doctor will prescribe a stronger antiperspirant to control the sweating out.
- Anticholinergic or antimuscarinic. This type of drug will be given by the doctor to inhibit the activation of sweat glands.
- Antidepressants. Some types of drugs to deal with depression can also be consumed because it has the effect of reducing perspiration.
- Botox (Botulinum toxin) can also be injected on the part of the skin suffering from hyperhidrosis to reduce perspiration.
2.Surgery and other actions
- Iontoforesis. Weak power waves will be streamed to the affected part of the hyperhidrosis through aqueous media or wet pads.
- Endoscopy chest sympathectomy. This is one surgical action that aims to cut or block the nerves that control the production of sweat.
- Removal of sweat glands. This procedure is usually performed by a doctor to treat hyperhidrosis at the bottom of the arm or armpits.
In order for the symptoms of hyperhidrosis not getting worse, doctors will also encourage patients to change some daily habits such as:
- Avoid consumption of foods and beverages that can trigger the sweating of patients, such as spicy foods and liquor.
- Do not wear tight clothes made of man-made fibers.
- Encourage people to wear white and black clothes to sweat not too visible.
- Use antiperspirants regularly.
- Wear underarm armor that can absorb excessive sweats and protect clothes.
- Wear socks that absorb moisture and replace it maximum every two days.
- If possible, wear leather shoes and try to wear different pair of shoes every day. Clean the body regularly to suppress the development of bacteria on the skin.