Botulinum toxin for hyperhidrosis

In hyperhidrosis there is abnormally increased perspiration that can either be generalized or localized to specific parts of the body, such as palms, armpits, etc. Excessive sweating in the armpits, palms and feet is sometimes indicative of systematic medical problems, but in most cases it is individually manifested.
Interesting fact is that 0,05% of the population around the world perspire, but in towns and cities the percentage reaches to 3%, chiefly in women.
The main causes of excessive perspiration in the contemporary world are the stress of everyday life and the burden of responsibilities. The numerous studies show that hyperhidrosis is the main indicator of stress. The most unpleasing thing is that hyperhidrosis itself is a cause of stress.
For treating hyperhidrosis the modern medicine uses preparations based on botulinum toxin. This is the safest, and at times the only possible method of therapy. Botulinum toxin injections are particularly recommended for local forms of excessive perspiration, i.e. perspiration localized mainly to palms, feet, armpits and face. The effect of this preparation is that it block the sweat gland from producing sweat in the particular area which starts 1 to 3 days after the injection, and lasts for 9 to 12 months on the average.
Hyperhidrosis and its intensity is determined through the Minor’s test. The surface of the particular area is processed with iodine tincture, and then powdered with farina. A few seconds later the areas of excessive perspiration become purple which is a good marker for determining the injection area. Numerous surface pricks are made at intervals of particular centimeters. The slight discomfort could be neglected due to the incredible feeling of no perspiration.

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