Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz and welcome to DermTV.
Excessive underarm sweating can be a terribly annoying problem, and I’m talking about the type of perspiration that, despite the use of regular antiperspirants, causes people to change their clothes, one, two or even five times a day. Fortunately, there’s help for this problem. If you see your doctor, he or she can give you a prescription for a topical, super-duper, extra-charged antiperspirant called Drysol. It’s a liquid that’s applied under the arms, at bedtime, after you’ve washed the area and patted it dry, and it’s applied once a week under the occlusion of plastic food wrap like saran wrap. It starts to work within a week’s time and then with just weekly re-applications, can significantly reduce the amount of perspiration. But if that doesn’t work, there’s still a solution. Botox, the same Botox that we use for facial lines and wrinkles, is the answer. A series of slightly unpleasant injections under each arm, about 25 injections, will stop sweating. In 3-7 days, the sweating will stop, the improvement will last 3-6 months. It’s a little bit pricey, it can cost $1,000 or more, but it works every time. So if excessive underarm sweating is a real quality of life problem for you, see your dermatologist because you can get relief from this terribly annoying problem.
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