Q9. How do you treat excessive sweating?

A9. If you have excessive sweating then your first step is to visit your GP. He or she will examine you, ask you about your medical history and refer you for tests if necessary.

The results of this will inform your treatment.

Treatment options include prescription antiperspirants (strong), sweat pads, Botox, iontophoresis and surgery.

Oral medication is another option.

The extent of your condition will determine the type of treatment you receive.

Find out more about these options in our treatment for excessive sweating section.

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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