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  Health Tip: Suggestions for Excessive Sweating

(HealthDay News) -- Sweating is the body's natural reaction to keep itself cool during warm or hot conditions.

But when it's excessive -- especially from the hands, face, underarms and feet -- it may be a symptom of a condition called hyperhidrosis, the American Academy of Family Physicians says.

The academy mentions these possible treatments for excessive sweating:

  • An aluminum chloride solution (Drysol) can be used on the underarms, the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet.
  • A doctor can inject you with a medicine called botulinum toxin type A (Botox). This can be used on the underarms, hands or face.
  • Iontophoresis involves putting tap water into a special device, placing your hands or feet in the water, and passing mild electrical current through the water to your skin.
  • If other treatments fail, your doctor may suggest surgery involving the nerves associated with the condition.

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