Armpit Sweating Guide - Known medically as Axillary Hyperhidrosis

Armpit Sweating

Also known as Axillary Sweating or Axillary Hyperhidrosis is another form of excessive sweating in localized area of the body. This form of focal hyperhidrosis can be embarrassing socially and functionally. It can prevent the affected person from doing certain things causing confidence issues and also can cause difficulties in relationships.

Obviously the initial approach to this problem is to use the regular conservative measures such as deodorants that can be bought over the counter or stronger ones like Drysol that can be obtained with prescriptions. Maxim which is another strong deodorant can be obtained online at In different countries there are different names for these products and patients should always keep records of what medications were used. Besides the topical antiperspirants one can also try oral medications which have very limited success rates.

Botox is a known remedy which has to be administered a physician. It is a temporary solution with success rate of anywhere between 2 to 6 months. It is somewhat painful (mild) and can be repeated to those who would like to have this temporary solution.

The surgical solution in the past was to excise the skin in the armpit area. This is a good solution but it has some disadvantages such as big scarring and possible limiting of arm movement. The new solution of sub-dermal laser ablation combined with axillary suction currettage is the new method helping reduce excessive armpit sweating or axillary hyperhidrosis.

Surgical Armpit Sweating Treatment:
At present the most advanced and effective approach to treat excessive armpit sweating is axillary suction curretage. Here small incisions are made and a mechanical component is applied to the subdermal layer of the skin that helps to scrape and destroy the sweat glands. The operation is done under mild general anesthesia and takes about 35-40 minutes to complete. This is an out-patient procedure and patients can resume their normal activities within in a short time. Side effects such as pain, discomfort, swelling and rarely minimal skin loss are very well tolerated. One of the few surgeons to offer this procedure is leading hyperhidrosis expert Dr. Reisfeld. To learn more visit the armpit sweating page of his extensive website.

Armpit Odor:
A different group of patients who complain about armpit problems are those that suffer not necessarily from excessive armpit sweating but from issues with bad smelling armpits. The medical term is known as Bromhidrosis. The success rate is lower for eliminating excessive armpit odor (bromhidrosis) using the current surgical methods.

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