25 May 2012

Medicated soap and Botox can be used to treat excessive sweating a condition medically known as hyperhidrosis. In an interview with the Deccan Herald, dermatologist Vandana Chatrath said: Those having hyperhidrosis appear to have overactive sweat glands. When excessive sweating affects hands, feet and armpits, it is called primary or focal hyperhidrosis. It is considered to be a hereditary one and the causes are unknown.When talking of the potential treatments for the condition, consultant dermatologist Dr Indu Tolani said: Using meditative soap and washing the area which sweats more with water mixed with potassium permanganate on a daily basis helps in reducing the sweat and bad odour to some extent. However, Dr Tolani also talked about the use of Botox in successfully treating patients who suffer with the condition. Botox injected in underarms make the nerves of that area numb, bringing the sweat to normal level and also helps in reducing body odour. Result of this one-time treatment last for six months. See original story here: