Monday, 4 May 2015

Botox for Hyperhidrosis

Botox in Treating Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

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  • Botox is use for treating localised excessive sweating of the armpits.
  • It is a temporary treatment and its not a cure for hyperhidrosis.
  • It needs to be repeated every 3-6 months to achieve maximum result.
  • Botox is a protein derivatives, when injected in small doses, it acts by blocking the nerve endings that supply the sweat gland.
  • Hence preventing the gland from producing sweat. 
  • Common side effects are little bruises and pain which will wears off in few days, weakness of muscles or sweating at other parts of the body.
  • Starch -iodine test maybe use to identify hyperhidrosis and the area of most active sweat production.
  • A blackish discolouration will be seen at areas of most active sweat production which indicates a positive starch iodine test.
  • Iodine Starch Test 
  • A total of 100 units botox is needed, 50units of botox  on each side.

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