Prescription Strength Antiperspirant - Strong and Effective Antiperspirant
Prescription strength antiperspirant is used to treat severe hyperhidrosis. This treatment is needed because it can control sweat more effectively than over the counter antiperspirant deodorant or roll on. There are several treatments that are used to treat hyperhidrosis. Doctors will recommend different treatments for different patient.
Iontophoresis for hyperhidrosis
One of the prescribed antiperspirant is iontophoresis. Doctors will usually ask the patients to follow this treatment first if they never follow it before. This prescription strength antiperspirant treatment uses electric antiperspirant device. Patients are asked to put their hands or feet in trays full of water with low electrical current travels on it. It is still unknown how this treatment can control excess sweat. But many experts recommend it since iontophoresis is very effective. This treatment must be done several times a week and a session may last up to 30 minutes. After several sessions you will be free from the embarrassing excess sweat.
To maintain your condition, you must follow this treatment two to four times in a month. Now you can do this treatment at home. You do not need to visit your dermatologist to get this treatment. You can buy home iontophoresis electro antiperspirant device and do the treatment in the convenient of your home. This device is portable and effective in helping you stay away from excess sweat. It is available in various choices to meet your needs. You can order ones which is designed to help you get rid of sweating hands and sweating feet. If you have sweating armpits, you must get one which is designed for sweating armpits.
Other treatments for hyperhidrosis
Some severe hyperhidrosis cannot be treated with iontophoresis alone. If it is very severe, doctors will also prescribe oral medication. Anticholinergic drugs will stop the sweat glands to produce sweat. One of these drugs is Robinul. Taking these pills must be under doctors’ instruction. That’s because it can cause some side effects. This medication may stop all sweating which is not suitable for who work outdoors and athlete. It can cause dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary problems, and heart palpitations.
If oral medication and iontophoresis do not work, doctors may recommend you to follow a surgery procedure. This procedure is not for everyone. Only those who do not react to oral medication and electro antiperspirant treatment are allowed to have it. This procedure is not without side effects. Some of side effects of this prescription strength antiperspirant are scars and compensatory sweating (sweating more on other parts of body).