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List of Treatments for Hyperhidrosis

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for hyperhidrosis. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Benzodiazepines

Overview
Benzodiazepines are prescription medications used to treat anxiety and other issues. Benzodiazepines work by suppressing the activity of nerves in the brain. Benzodiazepines may be prescribed in cases of… read more

Benztropine

Overview
Benztropine is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat parkinsonism and other movement disorders. Benztropine may be prescribed off-label to treat certain types of… read more

Beta blockers

Overview
Beta blockers are prescription medications used to treat high blood pressure, migraines, and other issues. Beta blockers work by suppressing the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also called adrenaline. Beta… read more

Botox (OnabotulinumtoxinA)

Overview
Botox is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating) in adults. Botox may be prescribed in cases where topical… read more

Clinical trials

Overview
Depending on several factors, you may be eligible to participate in clinical trials studying new treatments for hyperhidrosis. Eligibility may be based on specifics of your condition, such as whether you have… read more

Complementary and alternative therapies

Overview
Complementary and alternative therapies (CAT) are popular with many people who have hyperhidrosis. CAT treatments for hyperhidrosis may include acupuncture and herbal supplements.

If you choose to try one or… read more

Cuvposa (Glycopyrrolate)

Overview
Cuvposa is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat chronic severe drooling in people ages 3 to 16 with neurological conditions. Cuvposa may be prescribed off-label to… read more

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS)

Overview
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is a surgery used to treat severe hyperhidrosis when no other treatments are effective. ETS is most commonly considered in cases of severe palmar (hand) sweating, but may… read more

Glycopyrrolate

Overview
Glycopyrrolate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat conditions including peptic ulcers and excessive drooling. Glycopyrrolate may be prescribed off-label to treat… read more

Iontophoresis

Overview
Iontophoresis is a procedure used to treat some types of hyperhidrosis, especially palmoplantar (hands and feet) hyperhidrosis. Iontophoresis involves the use of a medical device to conduct a mild electrical… read more

Laser surgery

Overview
Laser therapy is type of surgery that can permanently destroy sweat glands under the arms and decrease sweating.

Laser therapy may be considered in severe cases of excessive underarm sweating when other… read more

miraDry

Overview
miraDry is type of noninvasive outpatient surgery cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis. miraDry uses microwave energy to permanently destroy sweat glands… read more

Over-the-counter (OTC) antiperspirants

Overview
Antiperspirants are the first line of treatment for hyperhidrosis. Some antiperspirants are available with higher-than-normal concentrations of active ingredients without a prescription. Most familiar brands of… read more

Oxybutynin

Overview
Oxybutynin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat overactive bladder. Oxybutynin may be prescribed off-label to treat certain types of excessive sweating including… read more

Prescription antiperspirants

Overview
Antiperspirants are the first line of treatment for hyperhidrosis. Antiperspirants with the maximum concentrations of active ingredients are available only with a prescription. Prescription antiperspirant… read more

Propantheline

Overview
Propantheline is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat stomach ulcers. Propantheline may be prescribed off-label to treat certain types of excessive sweating including… read more

Robinul (Glycopyrrolate)

Overview
Robinul is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat stomach ulcers. Robinul may be prescribed off-label to treat certain types of excessive sweating including generalized… read more

Sweat gland removal

Overview
During sweat gland excision surgery, sweat glands under the arms are surgically removed and/or damaged. Techniques for sweat gland excision include liposuction, curettage, lasers, and excision.

Sweat gland… read more

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