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How do you treat a sweating problem?

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Treatment for hyperhidrosis may involve antiperspirants, iontophoresis (a technique that uses a low current passed through water to treat heavy sweating of the hands and feet), or Botox injections to block the nerve signals that trigger your sweat glands. If sweating is due to another condition, then treating the primary condition may help with symptoms.

SOURCES:

International Hyperhidrosis Society.

American Academy of Family Physicians.

Cleveland Clinic.

Bolognia J. , 2 ed, Mosby Elsevier, 2008. Dermatologynd

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 18, 2017

SOURCES:

International Hyperhidrosis Society.

American Academy of Family Physicians.

Cleveland Clinic.

Bolognia J. , 2 ed, Mosby Elsevier, 2008. Dermatologynd

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 18, 2017

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