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Sweaty Armpits

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a condition that affects millions of people around the world.

Causes of Armpit Sweating

Excessive armpit sweating is due to the overstimulation of the sweat glands in the armpit region. The overstimulation originates in the sympathetic chain but other factors can play a role such as food, weight, psychological or simple anxiety.

How Armpit Sweating is Diagnosed

Excessive sweating in the armpit area is a subjective matter that can be seen by the patients or by people surrounding them. Excessive sweating or ; to any given part of the body is defined as sweating beyond the physiological needs of the patient. Patients should consult with their physician to see what can be done.


Sweat glands/relaxant can be used to treat excessive underarm sweating. It targets sweating at its source. Once injected, it enters the specific glands in the underarms responsible for excessive sweating. There, it blocks the release of a chemical that signals the perspiration. The procedure takes about 10 minutes.


After the treatment, the effects last an average of 7.5 months.

Possible side effects

As with all medicines, it may cause some side effects. Generally, any side effects experienced are temporary. The most common side effects for primary hyperhidrosis were a perceived increase in sweating in areas other than the underarms, pain at the injection site, hot flushes, and transient arm weakness.

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