Excessive sweating of hands and feet to such an extent that it causes problems in our social life and psychological state is a common condition. This condition, which may be a symptom of many diseases, should be determined by consulting a doctor and treated without delay.
Sweating is a vital physiological response of our body to balance body temperature. Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is a condition of excessive sweating.
There are two types of sweat glands in our body (eccrine and apoecrin). Eccrine sweat glands are concentrated on the face, armpits, hands and feet, and these sweat glands are responsible for excessive sweating.
Current treatment method include surgery, medical treatment, pomade and lotions, iontophoresis (electric current). However, they have some negative side effects and may be insufficient in excessive sweating.
Botox injection has a positive effect against excessive sweating by preventing the release of stimulants from nerve endings that stimulate sweat glands.
It is applied by injection into the skin of the excessively sweating area of hands and feet using special, fine-tipped needles.
It can be applied as a method in the treatment of people diagnosed with hyperhidrosis.
Botox treatment is not recommended to people with skin disease, pregnant women and people with muscle/nerve diseases.
It has been observed that Botox application, which is used as a method in the treatment of excessive sweating, can maintain its effect from 6 months to 1 year.
When the effect of botox application decreases and excessive sweating occurs again, the application can be performed again. According to patient's need, the frequency should be determined by the physician.
This treatment definitely has positive effects and almost no side effects and can be applied easily so the patient can resume daily activities after the procedure.
It is not possible to prevent sweating by natural and herbal methods. However, they may have positive effects and help to reduce smell of sweat. For example; baking soda with aloe vera gel, salt mixed with lemon juice, etc.
Spicy foods, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks can cause sweating when consumed too much.
Botox, like antibiotics and vaccines, is derived from bacteria, and is not snake venom. It is a toxin derived from bacteria called Clostridium botulinum.