Sweating or excessive sweating. Responding to comments on how to stop sweating, sweaty armpits and hands.
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1) Dear Abraham, can you please do a video to help with excessive sweating? – 00:21
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR LOCALISED SWEATING:
Aluminium chloride, its the active ingredient in many commercially available antiperspirants. But stronger preparations are available from the pharmacy which can be used under the arms, hands and feet. Please note though these are very strong and can make the skin very sore especially to begin with but can have very good results.
The best thing to do is speak to your pharmacist first so they can make sure your safe and suitable to use it, also always read the information leaflet. There are also some newer aluminium chloride antiperspirants with aloe vera which do cause less sensitivity.
If there’s no obvious cause for your sweating, and nothing seems to be helping, then you may be referred to a specialist (dermatologist). They may recommend other prescribed treatments that you can try, such as:
• Solutions of the anticholinergic drug glycopyrrolatecan reduce sweating in localised areas such as the scalp and forehead. However, this is rarely available on the NHS in the UK.
• Iontophoresisis a method of passing a small electric current through areas of skin immersed in a dish of water. It is used for the armpits, palms and soles.
• Botulinum toxinderived from bacteria (one brand name is “Botox”) can be injected into the skin in very small carefully controlled doses to block the action of the nerves which activate the sweat glands. This treatment usually works very well, is quite widely available privately, but is only available in a few NHS centres in the UK. The effect usually lasts 2-6 months, although some patients may continue to benefit for 12 months, and the treatment can be repeated.
• MiraDry is a new treatment that uses controlled microwave technology destroy the sweat glands without the need for surgery. This is not usually available as an NHS treatment in the UK.
For more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/excessive-sweating-hyperhidrosis/
2) OMG! I am 34, I was using mouthwash or water right after brushing all my life! Thank you for that video.
3) Did you naruto run in 4:37? Like if he did. This is one of those types of comments.
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