Hand sweating - sweaty hands (palmar hyperhydrosis)
Physiology of sweating: The main role of sweating in the human body is to cool the body.
The heat is removed from the human body:
- Through the blood (to the lung area),
- By convection (breathing),
- And especially by evaporation of sweat on the surface of the skin.
MECHANISMS of perspiration and sweating of the hands
Sweat is secreted by two types of sweat glands: the eccrine glands which are distributed all over the body, many of which are in the palmoplantar region and the apocrine glands which are more common in the armpits, navel or genital areas.
The main functional disorder of the sweat glands and in particular that of the apocrine glands is axillary sweating (or hyperhidrosis). It is a psychic sweating caused by a mental or emotional stimulus which can reach significant or even disabling proportions.
Excessive and uncontrollable sweating of the hands or palms is called palmar hyperhidrosis. This medical condition is an extremely stressful, embarrassing and devastating problem. A slippery handshake, sweaty hands, can have a negative impact on your social life or your career. Palmar hyperhidrosis has a negative impact on the lives of patients.
TREATMENTS for sweaty hands - BOTOX
But there are treatments available, the treatments work, and you have several choices.
The treatment :
The first line of defense against sweaty palms is an antiperspirant. That's right, you can use antiperspirants on your hands. Antiperspirants are non-invasive, topical (applied to the skin), and available from some pharmacists.
Apply antiperspirants at night before bedtime Apply on completely dry skin Never wrap or close your hands when you have antiperspirants. It will infallibly and seriously irritate your skin.
If antiperspirants don't give you the relief you need to improve palmar hyperhidrosis, your next option is the botulinum toxin injection .
The Botox (or onabotulinumtoxinA) is another treatment option for sweaty palms.
An experienced healthcare professional can inject Botox into your palms to significantly reduce sweating.
The effects last (about 6 months) but the injections can be painful.
To help make injections more comfortable, experienced healthcare professionals look to a simple icing and / or vibration technique, but be aware that the discomfort felt during injections is a potential drawback of Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis. palmar.
The use of Botox for the treatment of hyperhidrosis is most effective when carried out by a health professional who has received special training from the International Society of Hyperhidrosis and has experience of the procedure.
To find a doctor, nurse practitioner, or medical assistant in your area who is knowledgeable about hyperhidrosis treatments, use our doctor search tool.
And if you want to find one who participated in our master class on hyperhidrosis, look for the mention “IHhS-Educated” in the results of the Physician Finder search. You can also use the Advanced Search button to search only people who have received training from the International Hyperhidrosis Society.