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Excessive Sweating


Excessive sweating; It is a condition in which the whole body or certain parts of the body sweat more than normal temperature regulation requires. It can put a person in a difficult situation in social environments and can also make it difficult for him to do his job. While it may be idiopathic (cause unknown), it may occur due to some metabolic diseases, febrile illnesses or drug use.


There are 3 main forms:

  • Emotionally triggered hyperhidrosis (especially affecting the palms, soles and armpit areas),

  • Localized hyperhidrosis and

  • Diffuse hyperhidrosis.

According to a study conducted in America, its prevalence in the population is 1-1.6%. About 60% of them are women. Its incidence in adolescence and young adulthood is around 0.6-1%. Foot and palm sweating is 20 times more common in Japanese than in all races.

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How to Treat Excessive Sweating?

Hyperhidrosis can be treated with surgical intervention or medication. Surgical treatment may include sympathectomy, radiofrequency ablation, microneedle radiofrequency, surgical total excision and subcutaneous liposuction. Drug treatment options: local anticholinergic agents, boric acid, 2-5% tannic acid solution, resorcinol, potassium permanganate, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, and methenamine.

There are also effective agents such as aluminum chloride, glycopyrrolate, glycopyrronium tosylate.


Botulinum toxin is also a very effective treatment method for sweating palms and armpits. It reduces sweating for 4-12 months. 100 units of botulinum toxin is applied to the whole area with 2 unit point injections.

Another treatment method, iontophoresis, has been practiced since 1952. A current of 15-20 mA passed through tap water is applied to the palms and soles of the feet for 30 minutes. Anticholinergic drugs can be added to the water to reduce sweating more effectively.


Recently, devices that apply microwaves have also been developed to prevent underarm sweating.

If you suffer from excessive sweating, consult your doctor to investigate the cause and apply the most effective treatment for the cause under the supervision of a doctor.

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