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Health Tip: If You Sweat Excessively

Posted 29 Jun 2010 by Drugs.com

-- Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests these possible treatment options: Prescription or over-the-counter antiperspirants. Immersing hands and feet into cool water and adding a special medical device that delivers very low-voltage electrical current (iontophoresis). Injection of diluted botulinum toxin type A at appropriate spots on the body. Oral medication to help suppress overactive sweat glands. A surgical treatment that interrupts the nervous system's interaction with the sweat glands (sympathectomy). Read more

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