How is axillary hyperhidrosis treated?

Updated: Mar 23, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Axillary hyperhidrosis may be treated with aluminium chloride gel, although the gel may cause mild cutaneous irritation. [32] Its antiperspirant action for treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis and its low risk of systemic adverse effects from absorption and accumulation of aluminium in visceral organs are noteworthy. [33]  Use of a novel microwave device has been suggested for axillary hyperhidrosis. [34]  A single high-energy microwave treatment may be efficacious for selected patients with primary axillary hyperhidrosis. [35]


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