About Axillary Hyperhidrosis

Overactive sweat glands can have a significant effect on your day-to-day life. Sweat is your body's temperature regulator. In severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, sweating significantly exceeds the body's normal requirements for cooling, leaving your underarms wet and you uncomfortable.

Treatment Options 

Several treatments and products are available to help people with severe underarm sweating. Here's an overview of some you may have heard about or considered trying. Dr. Miller can answer questions you have about which treatment option may be right for you. 

The first course of treatment is over-the-counter and prescription antiperspirants. These work by blocking sweat ducts, thereby reducing the amount of perspiration that reaches the skin. The most widely used ingredients in antiperspirants are metallic salts, including aluminum chloride hexahydrate. Antiperspirants can cause skin irritation, and higher concentrations of aluminum chloride can be destructive to fabrics. 

Deodorants help control body odor, which is caused by a reaction between bacteria and sweat. The deodorants work by making the skin more acidic, and less desirable to bacteria. They are often used in combination with antiperspirants to help control sweating and odor. 

BOTOX® Treatment 

BOTOX® is FDA-approved for severe underarm sweating that is inadequately managed with topical agents. BOTOX® helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don't receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. 

If excessive sweating is significantly interfering with your daily activities, talk to Dr. Miller about products and treatments that may help you control this condition.

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