Antiperspirants for sweating

Antiperspirants remain the first line treatment for excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis treatments, in fact they can be used anywhere on the body, including the face, hands, feet and underarms. Antiperspirants are the least invasive and most inexpensive method of treating excessive sweat. They are most effective in mild cases of sweating.

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Sweatfree Injections for Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the armpits can be effectively treated with Sweatfree injections. Treatments are quick, well-tolerated and last up to 7 months. Patients who have failed treatments such as over the counter antiperspirants maybe entitled to a Medicare claim if injections are performed by Specialists. This procedure has a proven safety record of over 15 years, and the recent Medicare rebate has made this an affordable method to treat underarm sweating in the majority of patients.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating may be a symptom of social anxiety. Excessive sweating is a troubling and embarassing anxiety symptom for some social phobia sufferers. If you find that you do not have a problem with excessive sweating whilst alone, and that your hyperhydrosis appears to be triggered by exposure to the possibility of negative evaluation by others, you probably have social phobia. Working in with an experienced psychologist in the field of sweating disorders can help manage excessive sweating.

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ETS Surgery for Sweating

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is a surgical procedure to decrease sweat production by interrupting the nerves that cause excessive sweating. This procedure can be highly effective and is ideally suited for patients who suffer palm, underarm and facial sweating, or other forms of sweating that is resistant to other methods of treatment.

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Ionthophoresis for Excessive Sweating

Iontophoresis treatment for excessive sweating can be successful in up to 80% of cases. This is a safe treatment for sweating of the hands and feet. Iontophoresis uses water to conduct a tiny electrical current, which in turn decreases sweat production. Most patients will require several treatments to see if iontophoresis works for them.

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Natural Treatments for Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a very common condition, and some patients would like to know a little more about natural options available. Treatments include herbs, including St John’s Wort, Sage, castoreum, and argentums. Other natural remedies that may decrease sweating include biofeedback, hypnosis and relaxation techniques. Natural remedies can be trailed for excessive sweating of the hands, feet, underarms and face.

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Online Ionto Course for Sweaty Hands & Feet

This 4 week one on one educational course is a tailored program using glycopyrrolate iontophoresis. Our Specialists will find the optimal settings for your pattern of sweating.

In most cases, a 10 minute treatment can keep you sweat free for over one week. If you suffer from sweaty hands and or feet, this course is life changing! Now ONLINE for National and International patients.

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Special Compound Creams for Sweating

Special compounded creams can be tailor made for patients with excessive sweating. These creams can be used in areas such as the hands, feet, face and focal (spots) that exhibit excessive sweat glands. The concentration and type of the agent used depends on many factors including the location of sweating, the skin sensitivity of the patient, and the side effect profile.

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Surgery for Underarm Sweating

Two types of surgical methods can be used to treat underarm sweating- namely ETS or endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, or localised surgery aimed at destroying the underarm sweatglands. Localised surgery such as excision, cautery and lipsuction is rarely performed due to the high rates of scarring and potential complications. Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy can be an excellent surgical method of treating excessive sweating, especially if sweating involves the underarms and hands. This procedure is conducted in hospital by a specialist Vascular surgeon.

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Sweat Gland Surgery

Surgery of sweating involves several techniques including Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy, or localised surgery involved at destroying the eccrine or sweat glands. Localised surgery can only be performed on excessive armpit sweating and not on areas such as the hands and feet. Techniques such as liposuction, excision, curretage and laser have been used in the past, but these techniques have been replaced with sweat stopping treatments injections. Patients who have severe sweating of the armpits are entitled to Medicare rebates for this procedure.

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Tablets & Medications for Excessive Sweating

Several tablets are available to inhibit the transmission of chemical messengers that produce sweat. These family of drugs are termed ‘anticholinergics’, and they can be helpful in reducing sweating. All forms of excessive sweating including sweaty hands, feet, underarm sweating and compensatory hyperhidrosis can improve on tablets. The flip side is that some patients will experience side-effects such as excessive tiredness, sedation, and dry mouth syndrome.

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