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SWEATY ARMPITS (AXILLARY HYPERHIDROSIS)


SWEATY ARMPITS (AXILLARY HYPERHIDROSIS)

Overview
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Excessive sweating in the armpits is an embarrassing and distressing problem for the patient. Excessive sweat runs down from both armpits, wetting and staining the shirt, causing embarrassment and distress to the patient and complicating business and social interactions. Most cases of excessive sweating in the armpits occur in people who are otherwise healthy, although some cases may be due to neurologic, endocrine and other medical conditions. Excessive sweating in the armpits may be associated with excessive sweating elsewhere in the body especially in the palms and soles. Untreated, these problems may continue throughout life.

There are many treatment modalities for this condition, which include over the counter antiperspirants, iontophoresis, oral medication, botulinum toxin A (BTA) injection and surgery.

The methods we offer in our setting are botulinum toxin A (BTA) injection and surgery

Botulinum Toxin A Injection
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Botulinum toxin A injection is a well-established and effective treatment for focal axillary hyperhidrosis.
Duration of Procedure: 10-15 min for both sides
Anaesthesia: usually not necessary, sometimes cold compression is used
Downtime: Go back to work immediately
Onset of results: within 2 weeks
How long results last: average 6 months

Surgery
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Sweat glands in the axilla that are responsible for the excessive sweating can be removed by liposuction and curettage technique
Duration of Procedure: one hour
Anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia with or without sedation
When to go home after surgery: on the same day
Back to work: 2-3 days
How long results last: permanent


 
 
 
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