Axillary hyperhidrosis

Treatment for excessive underarm sweating.

Axillary hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating of the underarm. In many cases it is accompanied by palmar hyperhidrosis or sweaty palms. Excessive armpit sweating is associated with over activity of the sympathetic nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. Excessive sweating may occur with or without stress or anxiety.

Problems with axillary hyperhidrosis are mostly social ones. The mechanism of sweating is involuntary and is not under one’s self control.

Medical deodorants are very effective in treating axillary hyperhidrosis. Botox or surgical resections of the sweat glands by liposuction have also been used to treat this condition. Sympathectomy is also effective in treating axillary hyperhidrosis especially when it occurs in combination with excessive hand sweating.