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Excessive Sweating

Wasatch Dermatology Helps You Manage Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can be a difficult problem to manage. It’s embarrassing, and it can make the simplest of social interactions stressful and personally traumatic. Dating, advancing in your career, eating out with friends and attending your children’s school functions are a few of the everyday situations that can be challenging when you suffer from excessive sweating.

At Wasatch Dermatology, we know that skin care is more than a simple diagnosis. Your overall health includes not only your medical condition, but also your personal well-being. Dr. Julie Maughan and her team are here to help. We are your partners not only in achieving optimal skin health but also in supporting your overall health.

Treating excessive sweating in Ogden, Utah

While usually not a serious health risk, in some cases excessive sweating may indicate a more serious medical condition. Dr. Maughan is trained to assess your specific health condition, to determine the cause of your excessive sweating. From there, she and her team will create a plan of care that addresses your needs and outlines appropriate treatment.

Today there are many treatment options available to manage (and in some cases permanently stop) the excessive sweating. Based on her experience, Dr. Maughan will determine the correct treatment, which may include:

  • Prescription antiperspirants:
    These can be easily applied under the arms, but can also be used on any area with excessive sweating, like your feet and hands.
  • Oral medications:
    Anticholinergic drugs are sometimes used to stop the activation of the sweat glands, but most should be used with caution as they have serious side effects.
  • Localized injections of botulinum toxin:
    This FDA-approved injection of botulinum toxin blocks the release of chemicals that activate the sweat glands. Treatments last anywhere from 4 – 6 months. The injection(s) can be repeated when needed.
  • Iontophoresis:
    Sometimes called the no-sweat machine, this technique uses an electrical current and water to block the sweat from reaching the surface of the skin. This option requires several treatments, and is used for excessive sweating of the hands and feet.
  • Surgery:
    If other treatment options have not worked, in severe cases surgical removal of the sweat glands might be an option. Another permanent option, sympathectomy, involves surgically clamping a key set of nerves, thereby stopping the nerve signals your body sends to the sweat glands.

Let our caring and supportive staff help you through this very personal diagnosis and treatment. Wasatch Dermatology combines experience and compassion to help you be more healthy, happy and confident.

Want to learn more about how Dr. Julie Maughan and her team can help you? Call 801-475-5210 to schedule an appointment.