Hyperhidrosis can greatly affect a person’s life, but it is a very treatable condition. When suffering from a less severe form of hyperhidrosis, sweating can be controlled by using antiperspirants (deodorants are not antiperspirants! Deodorants only mask odors, while antiperspirants stop sweat production), without using artificial materials such as nylon and avoiding certain foods, such as Indian food because of the spices. Also, if hyperhidrosis makes your feet sweaty, always have an extra pair of socks with you. Change your socks regularly and try rubbing your feet with baby powder. This will absorb sweat and help keep your feet dry.
However, a severe case of profuse sweating requires professional medical attention. A new treatment in this field, called iontophoresis, uses electrical stimulation to stop the secretion of sweat. Since the treatment needs about four sessions each week and also the maintenance, it is very time consuming. Also, pregnant women and people suffering from heart conditions should not consider this treatment as it could be detrimental to their health.
Botox injections are also considered very successful in reducing sweating in the arm region. When injected, botox prevents sweat glands from secreting sweat. But, botox brings many risks. You can, for example, freeze the muscle in the injected area. It is also a temporary solution as the botox effect wears off after a certain period of time. Because of this, treatment is expensive and time consuming.
Surgery and medication are two other options for treating hyperhidrosis. Visit a doctor to find out which remedy suits your situation.