Axillary hyperhidrosis or excessively sweaty armpits is a condition experienced by more people than you might think. It can be very embarrassing and, as you might guess, can also create a substantial body odor problem and all the mens deodorant in the world will not really help it. Fortunately, there are actually several non-surgical treatment options available to most people. Some of these options are relatively inexpensive and others are a bit more pricey but they are all still substantially less expensive than the surgical option.
The cheapest treatment option would be to use a “Clinical Strength” antiperspirant such as Certain Dri or Degree Clinical Strength. These antiperspirants are available over the counter and contain a higher concentration of aluminum chloride, the active ingredient in most antiperspirants. If these aren’t strong enough to do the trick, you may have to step up to a prescription strength antiperspirant like Xerac or Drysol. These antiperspirants contain as much as six times the amount of aluminum chloride as standard antiperspirants and many people find them to offer enough control for their condition.
If neither of these options will work for you, you might want to consider having Botox injections. Yes, we are talking about the same Botox that people often use to help make their wrinkles seem to disappear, only this time it would be used to shut down the hyperhidrosis issues with your underarm area. The cost of having the Botox treatments done will be a considerable amount more than using an extra strength antiperspirant but the effects will not wash off and can last up to a year.
The choice is really all up to you as to what course of action you should take to resolve you underarm sweat problem without having to resort to surgery and, in truth, these are only a few of the options available to you. At least you now know that there are many treatment options for your condition and you are not alone. Find one that works for you and get out there and enjoy life without the constant fear of embarrassment.