Health Tip: Suggestions for Excessive Sweating
(HealthDay News) -- Sweating is the body's natural reaction to keep itself cool during warm or hot conditions.
But when it's excessive -- especially from the hands, face, underarms and feet -- it may be a symptom of a condition called hyperhidrosis, the American Academy of Family Physicians says.
The academy mentions these possible treatments for excessive sweating:
An aluminum chloride solution (Drysol) can be used on the underarms, the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet.
A doctor can inject you with a medicine called botulinum toxin type A (Botox). This can be used on the underarms, hands or face.
Iontophoresis involves putting tap water into a special device, placing your hands or feet in the water, and passing mild electrical current through the water to your skin.
If other treatments fail, your doctor may suggest surgery involving the nerves associated with the condition.