Hyperhydrosis - Hand Sweating
There are three different types of conditions that occur with the axilla. One is axillary sweating called hyperhydrosis, the second is bad odor from the axilla called bromidrosis or osmidrosis and the third is infection of the sweat glands called hydradenitis.

There are two different types of sweat glands in the axilla. When I want to decrease the amount of sweat production, my recommended treatment is excision of the glands that produce the sweat. There are also non-surgical treatments that can keep the situation under control but, they do not represent a cure to the condition. More invasive surgical procedures are available.

The procedure I recommend is done as an out-patient. It involves making incisions in the axillary areas and removing the glands. A small drain is placed in the wound after the surgery and removed when the drainage stops. The patient is limited in arm elevation for approximately 10 days. This procedure has a 90% success rate and is quite rewarding.

Another option available for the axilla and the hands is Botox injections. By blocking the chemical stimulation arising from the nerves, temporary relief can last up to 6 months.

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