Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that affects many men and women. While normal people sweat around a litre a day, it is understood that those suffering from excessive sweating will sweat 4-5 times as much, which can cause problems a range of problems.
It’s not just about ruined clothes. Hyperhidrosis can cause extreme social embarrassment and even exclusion for some sufferers, whose friends or colleagues just don’t understand that it’s not a lack of personal hygiene that makes them sweat so much. They can constantly worry about whether the sweat is noticeable, either visually or in terms of any odour.
As with everything, the internet can be a useful source of information. Yet it can also be misleading.
Two of the most common “DIY” cures for excessive sweating are outlined below:
“The Apple Vinegar Cure
Simply apply apple vinegar to your armpits… The theory goes that the vinegar will saturate the sweat pores, neutralising odour, and create a drying effect. Sadly, those that have tried this report ruined clothes, a strong vinegary smell and little if any reduction in the sweat itself.
Baking Soda Treatment
Mix baking powder with water, apply the paste to your armpits and leave for half an hour… The theory is that alkaline baking powder mixes with the acidic sweat to create a gas which is supposed to evaporate your sweat. Yet in practice, people report very dry and sore skin with no change in the sweating.
The good news is that excessive sweating can be easily and effectively treated using botox injections into the underarm area. This treatment is very effective for localised hyperhidrosis which occurs commonly in the armpits and literally ‘dries up’ the condition for months at a time.
Dr Barbara Kubicka is a highly experienced botox® practitioner working with clients in London from her new Knightsbridge clinic and her use of hyperhidrosis injections has even featured in Vogue magazine.
Clinicbe® has a holistic approach to skincare, going beyond the immediate concerns of its patients to understand and treat the person as a whole and the private consultation will check for any underlying medical conditions before treatment.
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