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Alternative Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
My son who is 17 years old and has palmer hyperhidrosis. What are some treatment options besides Botox?
2 Doctor Answers | Asked by klesliehoward in Hamden, CT
Treatment options for Palmar hyperhidrosis
Treatment for hyperhidrosis includes use of anticholinergic medication, Botox injection, iontophoresis and sympathectomy. Anticholinergic medication by mouth can be tried for several weeks to see if it is efficacious and discontinued thereafter. It has some side effects which his doctor can tell you about. It is not frequently effective in eliminating hyperhidrosis. Iontophoresis devices are cumbersome to use, painful and require frequent treatment - they 'shock' the sweat glands and stop...
Aluminum chloride anti-perspirants, iontophoresis, surgical clipping of nerves, glycopyrrolate orally or topically, and Botox Therapeutic injections are all treatments for palmar hyperhidrosis. Your son should consult a dermatologist for advice.