EASY SOLUTION TO EXTREME Sweating
We live in hot summer days. Despite all its beauties, the heat does not have some negative side effects. The first of these is sweating. However, some people experience this problem all the time, regardless of the difference between summer and winter. You must have encountered them.
Some of the following complaints may be familiar to you or a relative.
– I hesitate to shake hands with people, my hands are constantly sweating
– I have to put a napkin under my hand while drawing.
– I can’t take off my shoes in front of someone else because my feet are constantly sweating
– I don’t want to take off my jacket at meetings because of the sweat marks on my shirt.
– I’ve been wanting to wear open shoes for years, I can’t because of sweat.
If you have encountered such a problem or if you have witnessed such complaints from a relative, it would be useful to be informed about Hyperhidrosis.
For this, I have compiled the most frequently asked questions for you;
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis as a word meaning excessive sweating It means. Sweating is one of the most important ways the body uses to cool itself. People with hyperhidrosis sweat more than is necessary for temperature control.
There are two types of hyperhidrosis. General hyperhidrosis affects the whole body and is less common and is usually associated with another disease.
The most common type; regional hyperhidrosis . Underarm sweating accounts for 30-40% of complaints. In the remaining part, hand and foot sweating has an important place. Although less frequently, the percentage may be affected.
How common is hyperhidrosis?
One form of hyperhidrosis is seen in one out of every 50 people. It usually starts in adolescence and 20s.
Why does regional hyperhidrosis occur?
The reason is not known exactly. One-third to half of those with hyperhidrosis have relatives with the same problem. This suggests that there is a hereditary cause.
What causes hyperhidrosis in the body?
Regional hyperhidrosis is caused by overworking a type of sweat gland or having too much of it in the problem area. These sweat glands are found all over the body, but are most commonly found in the hands, feet, and armpits. Those with hyperhidrosis produce large amounts of sweat. This means that the hands, feet, chest or armpits (depending on the part of the body that is affected) are constantly wet. This can put the person in a difficult situation at work, in social life, and can make it difficult to maintain normal daily activities. The odor is caused by a bacteria that occurs when sweat stays on the skin for a long time.
What can I do for hyperhidrosis?
Some precautions you can take on your own: Choose clothing that will keep you cool. Natural cottons keep you cool but absorb sweat and stay wet. Try to change clothes during the day. Keep your work environment cool and well ventilated. Avoid food and drink that cause sweating. This is different for everyone, you can identify the ones that affect you. Stress, tension and anxiety is a common problem for everyone. Those with hyperhidrosis have extra difficulties with sweating in these cases. Think about how to reduce stress during the day, plan your activities carefully and set time to rest
IS THERE A TREATMENT?
Some deodorants and sprays can be used in the treatment of regional hyperhidrosis, but they only show a short-term effect, a dermatological method called iontophoresis can be used for hyperhidrosis of the hands and feet. However, patient compliance is low due to the need to apply this method at least twice a week and the effect is not permanent and very successful. The most radical treatment is the surgical removal of sweat glands in the sweating area. However, this method is a laborious and undesirable alternative for most patients. As a result, it is not preferred because it will cause excessive dryness in the applied area.
There is a new type of treatment in which we have achieved the most successful results in regional excessive sweating and a drug we use in this treatment: BOTOX
What is BOTOX? How does it affect?
Botox is a drug that is injected under the skin. Recommended for hyperhidrosis, it has been used for years on ARM, HAND, FOOT, and FACIAL. Botox injected under the skin affects the muscle structure around the sweat glands and temporarily inhibits the sweat production of the sweat glands.
Botox does not affect the senses in the area where it is made, it only affects the sweat glands.
How is BOTOX administered?
A local anesthetic cream can often be used to avoid pain in the injection area. It is applied to the sweating area with very fine-tipped needles. A coloring solution can be applied to see the area where sweating is most intense. The application takes a maximum of ten minutes. Immediately after the application, the person can return to his daily activities. The hand and foot area is more sensitive. I usually prefer to apply by giving a relaxing medicine. It is more comfortable for my patients.
After how long does it start to take effect and how long does the effect last?
Improvement is observed within the first week after the application. The effect of Botox usually lasts 4-6 months. When the effect starts to wear off, the second application is made.
If sweating is prevented in one region, will there be an increase in other regions?
With Botox injection, sweating is reduced to the normal level in the applied area. Since the problematic area is treated, there is no additional increase in other areas.
What happens if I do not continue with Botox applications?
The effect of Botox starts to wear off after a while. If you do not continue, there will be no permanent change in the applied areas and the level of sweating will gradually return to the level at which you started the treatment.
In the meantime, we should not forget the other application areas of Botox; facial wrinkle treatment, migraine and tension type headache, tic movements on the face and body, vaginismus, urinary incontinence, excessive appearance of gums in smile (gummy smile), facial asymmetries due to facial paralysis.
Wishing you a summer where you do not sweat excessively and all beauties are with you…