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Severe underarm sweating is a medical condition that involves overactive sweat glands. Sweat is your body’s temperature regulator. In severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, sweating significantly exceeds the body’s normal requirements for cooling.As you probably know, people with the condition do a lot to cope:

  • Change clothes frequently
  • Put absorbent materials under clothing
  • Avoid certain fabrics and styles of clothes
  • Seek medical attention and treatment

While people with severe underarm sweating may choose many different antiperspirants, in some instances those products do not work well enough for their sweating.Clothes can be a real issue, because the wrong choice can reveal your severe underarm sweating condition rather than hide it. Your wardrobe can be very limited and you may have to purchase new clothing frequently.

How is severe underarm sweating diagnosed?
Severe underarm sweating, or severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, is a medical condition that involves overactive sweat glands.Only a medical professional can diagnose severe underarm sweating that is not being effectively managed with clinical strength antiperspirants. Be prepared to tell us about your medical history, family history, and when you first noticed your severe underarm sweating. You may be asked to answer a self-assessment question regarding the extent to which severe underarm sweating affects your daily activities. This is known as the Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS). See Self-Assessment to try this on your own. Once a diagnosis has been made, we will discuss the appropriate treatment options with you.

Excessive Sweating Treatments

Botox



These neurotoxins are injected into the affected areas to help 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.

  • Painless
  • Safe and effective
  • Results last on average of 200 days

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