Botox in Treating Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
- 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.
- A total of 100 units botox is needed, 50units of botox on each side.
|Iodine Starch Test|