Q13. Can surgery help?

A13. Surgery is often seen as a last resort when all other treatments have failed.

It is an effective form of treatment but there are risks associated with this. There are two types of operations for excessive sweating which include:

  • Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy
  • Sweat gland suction

The pros and cons of these are discussed individually within our treatment for excessive sweating section.

Everyone is different when it comes to treatment. One form of treatment that suits one person may not suit another and vice versa.

Your GP will discuss the surgical options with you.

Excessive sweating FAQ:

Excessive sweating FAQs

  1. What is 'excessive sweating?'
  2. Can you inherit excessive sweating?
  3. Who is most likely to get excessive sweating?
  4. Is there more than one type of excessive sweating?
  5. What is 'nocturnal hyperhidrosis?'
  6. Do night sweats affect menopausal women only?
  7. What causes excessive sweating in children?
  1. Could my excessive sweating be caused by a medical problem?
  2. How do you treat excessive sweating?
  3. What is 'Odaban?'
  4. What is 'iontophoresis?'
  5. Is Botox effective at treating excessive sweating?
  6. Can surgery help?
  7. Do I need to change my lifestyle?
  8. Can you ever be 'cured'of excessive sweating?

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