There is excessive wetness in the armpits, hands and feet in those who complain of armpit hand and foot sweating. There may be increased sweating, flowing or even dripping from these areas. Deodorants and lotions do not help with armpit sweating. Long-term aluminum antiperspirants are not preferred because they can cause blockage. There are not very successful applications on hands and feet, they only benefit from galvanotherapy, which is troublesome. Recently, successful results have been obtained with radiofrequency only in those who have complaints of underarm sweating.
Sweating is a system that balances the body by adjusting the body’s temperature and salt ratio. However, in armpit sweating, there is an increase in sweating far above what is necessary for the balance of the body. There may be a problem of wet appearance in clothes and discoloration of clothes due to sweating. Such situations create social discomfort in the person.
Causes of Sweating:
Underarm sweating is caused by overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system. It has to do with the nature of the person. Stress and tension can increase the armpit sweating complaint. The complaint generally begins in adolescence. In this problem, which is usually genetic, the thyroid hormones should be checked.
Solutions for underarm sweating of hands and feet can be antiperspirant aluminum lotions, iontophoresis, Botox and surgical methods. Today, the most preferred methods are botox and surgical treatments.
Botox Treatment in Sweating
Botox method was accepted by FDA in 2004 in the treatment of underarm hand and sole sweating. In the treatment of underarm Botox, small amounts of Botox are given to the sweating area in an average of 20-30 points. Before Botox application, the drug is diluted. Diluted Botox is divided into two and applied to both armpits. Since the treatment for the hands and soles will be a little painful, it should definitely be done with local anesthetic.
If sweating continues after 15 days, a starch and iodine test is performed to detect the sweating area. Botox can also be given to the areas that continue to sweat. Botox treatment in armpit sweating takes a very short time. If anesthetic cream is applied before the application, the pain is not felt much. There are no significant side effects expected after the procedure. In cases of excessive sweating, the effect of Botox can vary between 6-12 months on average.