How to Treat Excessive Sweating Problem?

i hav exessive sweating problem in hands and legs, which doctor says its a hyperhidrosis,i am so much worry about this problem, please tell the medicine which is available in karachi, and care for this problem.

Doctor Answers 3

Hyperhidrosis in Karachi

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General class of medications for hyperhidrosis are anticholinergics, which rarely work. The trade name, for example, is Robinul. Consult a doctor and discuss with him the side effects and risks of using these medications. They should not be used during pregnancy and so on or if you have heart problems.


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Using botox for palmar hyperhidrosis is an effective way to decrease sweating. The botox prevents the nerves from telling the sweat glands to secrete sweat.
Each palm will need 50 to 100 units depending on the size. The cost depends on the cost per unit in each office. Botox ranges from 10-15 dollars per unit in my area.

Miradry is best for underarms.

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Excessive sweating is best treated by botox if it is available in Karachi...but

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other options exist...sometimes a topical product with aluminum chloride type compounds may be drysol or certain dri or even an antiperspirant applied in the evening before retiring...and at times an oral anticholinergic drug may be helpful...but can cause a dry mouth or difficulty urinating...generic name glycopyrrolate...those remain the major choices...but botox trumps them all

Ken Landow, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist

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