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How is surgery used to treat heavy sweating?

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Surgery is only recommended for people with severe hyperhidrosis that hasn't responded to other treatments. During surgery, the doctor may cut, scrape, or suction out the sweat glands.

Another option is endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS). The surgeon makes very small incisions and cuts the nerves in your armpit that normally activate the sweat glands. A side effect from ETS is compensatory sweating, which is when your body stops sweating in one area, but starts sweating in another.

From: Excessive Sweating: Treatment Tips WebMD Medical Reference

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International Hyperhidrosis Society: "Hyperhidrosis Treatments."

Cedars-Sinai: "Hyperhidrosis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hyperhidrosis."

Bolognia, J. , Saunders Elsevier, 2008. Dermatology, 2 ed nd

Reviewed by William Blahd on October 21, 2017

SOURCES:

International Hyperhidrosis Society: "Hyperhidrosis Treatments."

Cedars-Sinai: "Hyperhidrosis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hyperhidrosis."

Bolognia, J. , Saunders Elsevier, 2008. Dermatology, 2 ed nd

Reviewed by William Blahd on October 21, 2017

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