Hyperhidrosis – how to deal with it? How to get rid of hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis – how to deal with it? Do you sweat profusely? Believe, excessive sweating is not just your problem. Do not condemn your surroundings to smell the bad smell of sweat. There are many ways to get rid of excessive sweating.

How to deal with excessive sweating? We want to feel fresh, pleasant to smell all day, have dry hands and face. This is not always successful. Bad smell, wet hands, sweat drops on the forehead can be a real torment. Sufferers do not want to be accused of lack of hygiene or image because it may hinder social and professional contacts. That is why more and more people with the problem of excessive sweating are seeking medical help.

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How to get rid of hyperhidrosis: a good soap and deodorant will help with hyperhidrosis

Fresh sweat of a healthy person gives off a weak smell. It’s only long before it has an unpleasant smell. This is the result of the breakdown of bacteria on the skin. The undergrowth of perspiration is created and maintained by perspiration. On them accumulates secretion of sweat glands , an excellent breeding ground for bacteria. Therefore, just removing the hair reduces the possibility of their development. It is also limited by frequent washing with antibacterial soaps, e.g. with a protector, and even better with antiperspirant.

However, water and soap do not completely remove bacteria that are not only on the surface of the skin, but also in its pores, hair follicles and sebaceous glands . The unpleasant smell of sweat is eliminated by deodorants and antiperspirants . Deodorants contain bacteriostatic compounds that, when applied to clean and dry skin, inhibit bacterial growth, eliminating odor for up to eight hours. However, they don’t stop sweating. This is the task of antiperspirants intended for people who sweat excessively.

They do not cause allergies or irritations, but close the mouths of the sweat glands. So you need to wash these places at night so that the skin can breathe freely and use antiperspirant interchangeably with deodorant, every two days. The narrowing of the glands lasts up to 48 hours. If you do not sweat too much, it is better to use ordinary deodorants.

How to get rid of hyperhidrosis: ointments, surgery, injections

When we follow the rules of hygiene , and yet we can not control the sweat and it is extremely embarrassing for us, let’s use the advice of aesthetic medicine doctor, dermatologist or surgeon . Perhaps the antibacterial, antibiotic or antifungal ointments prescribed by the doctor will help. Sometimes iontophoresis on hands and feet is also recommended . Sometimes, however, that only more radical methods are effective. The surgeon may, for example, remove sweat glands or cut the nerve responsible for their operation. This gives a lasting effect, but requires general anesthesia and may be associated with complications, e.g. pneumothorax. The safer method is the so-called treating the subcutaneous tissue, though, unfortunately, it can leave scars.

The latest and, most importantly, less radical way are botulinum injections (Botox, i.e. purified botulinum toxin also used to smooth wrinkles). Injected in larger doses around the sweat glands, e.g. on the forehead, cheekbones, on the nose above the upper lip, on the hands, feet, under the arms, suppresses sweat. The injections are a little painful. They are performed under local anesthesia.

 

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