Axillary Hyperhidrosis Treatment

(Excessive sweating/Malodourous sweat/Coloured sweating)

  • Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a disorder that makes you feel socially embarrassed; disrupting your personal and professional life. The main causes of hyperhidrosis are usually unknown.
  • It results due to overactivity of eccrine sweat glands (present all over the body).
  • The severity can vary from just saturation of clothes to pools of water dripping off the body.
  • It can be particularly debilitating for the patient in hot humid environment in addition to the social embarrassment, caused as a result of wetting of clothes and the associated malodour in some cases.
  • Bromhidrosis means malodourous sweat due to excretion of various substances (garlic, onion, arsenic, drugs) in it or decomposition of sweat secretion by surface coryneform bacteria, as in axilla.
  • Chromhidrosis is the secretion of coloured sweat and its existence as a disease is doubtful unless urine and/or saliva is also coloured similarly.