Treatment For Excessive Sweating

What is Excessive Sweating?

This medical condition is characterized by excessive sweating. The sweating might affect just one specific area or the whole body. It can be uncomfortable,can cause embarrassment and psychological trauma to the patient.

Some of the complications that arise due to excessive sweating are:

  • Itching.
  • Fungal infections.
  • Bacterial infections.
  • Heat rash.
  • Anxiety.
  • Hesitant to give handshake
  • Emotional and psychological disturbances due to body odor.


  • Genetics
  • Obesity
  • Gout
  • Menopause
  • Tumor
  • Mercury poisoning
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland).
  • Menopause

Treatment Options For Excessive Sweating

There are different options for excessive seating, some of them include:

  1. Maintain personal hygiene.
    Using of specialized antiperspirant /deodorants/soaps/talcum powders.
  2. Clothing: cotton is the fabric of choice.
  3. Diet:  food like garlic and spices may make your sweat smell worse. So avoid these if you have body odor.
  4. Iontophoresis:
    This procedure uses a device that delivers low-level electrical currents. The currents are often delivered to your hands, feet, or armpits to temporarily block your sweat glands.
  5. Anticholinergic drugs:
    These medications inhibit the transmission of parasympathetic nerve impulses.
  6. Botox (botulinum toxin)
    Botox injections are widely used to treat if the patient suffers from severe hyperhidrosis.

For more details: call Skinsecrets @ (+91) 7560907255, (+91)7025066555.

Authored By: Dr.Anjana Mohan

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