Sweating is a function that the skin must perform to keep us alive, since secreting moisture via the skin regulates our body temperature. Excessive sweating, however, is usually perceived as being very unpleasant and can inhibit interpersonal relationships.
The most common kind of excessive sweating is primary hyperhidrosis, i.e. excessive sweating without a discernable internal or external cause. It is most prevalent under the armpits or on the palms and soles.
Excessive production of the sweat glands can be minimized with different therapeutic approaches
- Applying an aluminum chloride hexahydrate solution locally to the parts of the body that are affected. This can only be done overnight.
- Botulinum toxin injections
- Surgically removing the sweat glands in the armpits