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Is Botox safe for helping hyperhidrosis?

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Now that this treatment has received FDA approval for hyperhidrosis, many health insurers are providing coverage for the injections and the Botox itself after other treatments have failed.

Currently, the FDA has not approved Botox for sweating of the palms and soles of the feet, though some physicians are administering it as an off-label use, reportedly with success. Palm injections cause more pain, requiring nerve blocks to numb the hands in order to make the injections comfortable. Skilled practitioners have used Botox for the head and face, as well.

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

FDA.

International Hyperhidrosis Society.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 20, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Dermatology. 

FDA.

International Hyperhidrosis Society.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 20, 2018

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