Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Excessive Sweating Treatment

Treatment for hyperhidrosis usually includes antiperspirants and anti-anxiety medication. Other modalities include botulism toxin injections, and surgery.

Treatment for hyperhidrosis may include:

  • Antiperspirants
    • 20% aluminum chloride (Drysol)
  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Botulinum toxin injections for hyperhidrosis
  • Surgical removal of the sweat glands for hyperhidrosis
  • Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis:
    • Surgery to remove the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands

Excessive Sweating Antiperspirants

Hyperhidrosis antiperspirants

  • 20% aluminum chloride is applied in the evening.
  • The area is covered with polyethylene film.
  • In the morning, the film is removed and the antiperspirant is washed off.

Excessive Sweating Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat hyperhidrosis:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Excessive Sweating References
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  2. Eisenach JH, Atkinson JL, Fealey RD. Hyperhidrosis: evolving therapies for a well-established phenomenon. Mayo Clin Proc. 2005 May;80(5):657-66. [15887434]
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