If you experience excessive sweating – wherever it is, whether it is your armpits, arms, legs, chest, face, back, or the whole body – you may have tried various medications for hyperhidrosis.
However, most people with hyperhidrosis are never aware of all the treatment options available to them. That's why in this article we will examine the pros and cons of various ways to stop excessive sweating so that you can make the right decisions that will help you eliminate hyperhidrosis from your life for good. You can also look at this website to know more about the best hyperhidrosis treatment.
Most people try antiperspirant first. There are over-the-counter antiperspirants, which work in large part thanks to the aluminum salt solution they contain.
The "weaker" ones contain aluminum chloride – the stronger ones are called aluminum chloride hexahydrate. Possible side effects of aluminum chloride hexahydrate include numbness, itching, and irritation, in rare cases a rash or swelling, severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing.
Iontophoresis is a way to treat sweaty hands and feet. It can be used on sweaty underarms too, but it is not recommended. Basically, you "energize" your sweat glands by placing your hand or foot in the water, which a light electric current passes through.
For some people, iontophoresis is very painful. There are pads that you can soak in water and place your underarms. However, because the armpits are so much more sensitive than the palms of your hands and feet, very few people can withstand electric shocks.