Do you find yourself sweating more than normal? Do you sweat even when you’re cold? Are you ruining your clothes due to excessive underarm sweat that can’t be controlled with over-the-counter antiperspirants? If this sounds like you, you may be diagnosed with a condition called hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is a chronic problem that can affect anyone and causes them to experience excessive sweating. While it’s perfectly normal for someone to sweat during a strenuous workout, it is not normal for patients to experience excessive sweating while working at their desk or sitting at home reading a book.
Hyperhidrosis is commonly prevalent in the underarm area. However, some patients deal with this condition on their scalp, hands, and feet. Hyperhidrosis can be incredibly embarrassing, but we want patients to speak out about their concerns with a dermatologist to find the right treatment. Typically, patients who visit our practice have been unable to manage their condition with over-the-counter antiperspirants.
What can be done for hyperhidrosis?
There are a few ways in which a patient can treat their condition. They include:
- Prescription-strength antiperspirants, which can reduce the amount of sweat where applied better than traditional deodorants and antiperspirants available at the drugstore.
- Topical medications that reduce the amount of sweat produced.
- Injections, such as Botox, can reduce sweating but will need to be injected regularly to maintain the results.
- Surgery to remove excess sweat glands to reduce the amount of sweat that develops in the treated area. The body can still sweat elsewhere to regular the body temperature. The most common injectable for treating hyperhidrosis is Botox.
Do you deal with hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is not a seasonal problem, and patients who deal with it find it to be extremely difficult to manage on their own. If you are in need of treatment for excessive sweating, don’t wait to talk to the professionals at Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center. Tampa, Florida area patients can speak to Dr. Michael Scannon and his associates to find out more about solutions for hyperhidrosis. Call (813) 877-4811 to request a consultation visit and initial examination with our staff.