лечение гипергидрозаHyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, typical for approximately 2% of inhabitants of our planet. This problem is very negative impact on the social life of people, faced with this phenomenon. There are two main types of hyperhidrosis, General hyperhidrosis, in which excessive sweating is observed on the entire surface of the body and the local (point) hyperhidrosis when excessive sweating is observed in some areas. The centers for local hyperhidrosis, as a rule, be the hands, feet and armpit, therefore hyperhidrosis is very important even from the point of view of personal hygiene.


The use of antiperspirants by prescription

In cases where conventional antiperspirants not cope with the problem of excessive sweating, you can assign funds deeper and more powerful impact. As a rule, in structure of such funds is aluminum chloride, one of the most popular features of means for struggle with hyperhidrosis. The principle of aluminium chloride is blocking the sweat glands. Tool with aluminium chloride is applied on a dry skin before going to sleep. In the morning, to remove the remains of aluminium chloride, must take a shower.

Aluminium chloride is not recommended to apply to the face, because, in the eyes, this substance can cause severe irritation. Mild skin irritation and itching are the most common side effects aluminium chloride, however, already after a short time they disappear. The effectiveness of this method of struggle with hyperhidrosis is very relative, but in any case, before resorting to drastic measures in the form of surgery, one should try to solve the problem using the prescription antiperspirants.



Botox injections is another very popular method of dealing with focal hyperhidrosis. Most often Botox is used to solve excessive sweating in the armpits. But Botox injections are not able to solve the problem once and for all, a temporary effect can last from two to six months. Botox injection into the hands or soles rather painful process. Therefore, this procedure is done under local anesthesia. Injections into the armpits also cause pain, but not so strong and most patients are able to cope with this pain without the use of anesthesia.

Botox injections are one of the most controversial decisions of problems of hyperhidrosis if you do not mind the financial side of the question, and you agree once every six months to endure the pain, why at least for a short time not to forget about always sweaty armpits, resorting to the injection of this drug.



The effectiveness of iontophoresis in the treatment of hyperhidrosis is quite small, after the course of procedures, improvement of notes only a small proportion of patients. The fact that patients eventually develop resistance to the currents of different capacity. The higher the current, the more painful procedure. To date there has been no strong evidence of effectiveness, iontophoresis in the struggle with excessive sweating. Iontophoresis is only one alternative solution to the problem, if there is no improvement within two to four weeks before considering the possibility of eliminating sweating by surgery should try all available non-invasive methods of treatment.


Medicines for hyperhidrosis

One of the easiest ways of treating hyperhidrosis is the acceptance of funds from the category of so-called anticholinergic drugs. These drugs are the means of first aid in the solution of this problem, but their effectiveness is rather low. The prolonged use of such funds is addictive, and the body ceases to properly respond to components of the drug. Increasing doses can lead to feelings constant dry mouth, and visual impairments. Anticholinergic drugs – priority conservative method in struggle with excessive sweating.


Energy practices

Many patients suffering from hyperhidrosis, belongs to the category of people with anxiety and constant anxiety. Actually, this statement is not unfounded. Hyperhidrosis is involuntary physiological phenomenon, due to the involuntary functions of the sympathetic nervous system. Despite this, there are unceasing attempts to solve the problem with the help of energy practices and psychological trainings. If people are really suffering increased excitability, such techniques may help him to cope with this problem, but in the treatment of hyperhidrosis as such this practice is doomed to failure.


Hyperhidrosis of the hands (hands) and thoracoscopic sympathectomy(ETS)

Thoracoscopic sympathectomy refers to surgical methods to solve problems of hyperhidrosis. During the operation, a certain segment of thoracic sympathetic trunk is removed or clamped brackets. Use brackets does not affect the effectiveness of the procedure, while retaining the possibility of reverse operation.

The effectiveness of the ETS is 98-99%. The operation is performed on an outpatient stay and is not accompanied by a long period of rehabilitation. Of course, as with any surgery, ETS may be accompanied by side effects, particularly compensatory sweating in the area of the lower legs, thighs, belly and back. However, for most patients compensatory sweating delivers much less discomfort than constantly sweaty palms.


Hyperhidrosis of the feet and lumbar sympathectomy

Access to the lumbar sympathetic Department provides a small incision in the abdominal cavity. With the help of an endoscope specialist achieves this area and in particular zone of the division closes the trunk clips or share it. The effectiveness of the lumbar sympathectomy is estimated as very high, but there is a possibility of recurrence of the disease. In spite of this, to date, data on the re reverse operations does not exist.


Hyperhidrosis armpits

When hyperhidrosis underarms as a last resort to measures following procedure: for subcutaneous underarm area is mechanical action whose purpose is the destruction of a greater number of sweat glands. Recently, for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis began to use laser, but only the combination of laser ablation (burning) and underarm suction able to provide significant results. Efficiency of the procedure is 85-95%.

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