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Sweat much? FDA-approved treatments for hyperhidrosis


If you’re subject to embarrassing levels of sweating, or hyperhidrosis, there’s good news. The Food and Drug Administration has approved several methods for easing your condition. Here they are:

Botox

Yes, Botox can be used to treat the embarrassing symptoms of hyperhidrosis. This is because when the botulinin toxin is injected into the area, it interrupts neurotransmitters. This includes those that control the nerves that control your sweat glands. When these nerves are paralyzed, they can’t send signals to the sweat glands.

Iontophoresis

This is a fancy word for a procedure that reduces excessive sweating through a mild electrical current. The current is applied while the body part that’s sweating excessively is placed in water. This can include your armpits. This technique has been in use since the 40s.

Topical Medicines

There are several topical medications that can be used to treat your hyperhydrosis. They include:

  • Hypercare Topical
  • Xerac AC
  • Aluminum chloride in a base of alcohol
  • Aluminum chloride prescribed by a doctor
  • Bromi-Lotion
  • Drysol Dab-o-matic

All of these drugs need a prescription from a medical professional save Bromi-Lotion and regular aluminum chloride.

Oral Medicines

Your medical professional can also prescribe these oral medications:

  • Clonidine
  • Gabapentin
  • Indomethacin
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Terazosin
  • Beta blockers

These FDA-approved treatments mean that you no longer have to live with embarrassing hyperhidrosis. You can treat it in ways that are both safe and effective.

At Skin by Lovely, we offer Botox and Dysport injections to treat hyperhidrosis.  Find out more about this specific treatment protocol here:  Sweat Much? Try Botox for Hyperhidrosis and Excessive Sweating

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