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treatment options

treatments for hyperhidrosis

From taking multiple showers a day to wearing special pads in the armpits of their shirts, people have come up with interesting ways to find temporary relief from excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis.

For many, the first stop to finding relief is the pharmacy aisle in search of something stronger than the antiperspirant they’re currently using. While clinical-strength antiperspirants offer hope, they don’t always work for everyone. Talking to a dermatologist may open up a number of treatment options that you didn't even know were a possibility.

Learn about a treatment option for managing excessive underarm sweating.

Understand your options.

Below is a summary of the different types of treatments that a dermatologist may suggest for managing excessive sweat.

Even with all of these options available, still many people never seek treatment. Why? Research suspects 2 main reasons. According to a 2016 survey:

of people with hyperhidrosis do not know it is a medical condition

do not think there is a treatment option that could help

This is why speaking up is so important. Working with a dermatologist can help confirm whether you have hyperhidrosis. And together you can identify the treatment option that’s right for you.

Only a healthcare professional, such as a dermatologist, can diagnose hyperhidrosis.