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Simple measures include wearing clothes made of natural fibres and avoiding tight-fitting clothes. To reduce the signs of the wet patches, black or white clothing can be worn. Placing sweat protection pads may also help.
Most people have tried shop-bought antiperspirants which usually contain aluminium chloride as the active ingredient. Higher concentrations of aluminium chloride can be prescribed, although they are more prone to causing irritation, especially if the skin is not completely dry prior to applying it.
Lontophoresis can be recommended for people who have tried prescription strength antiperspirants. This involves passing an electric current through the skin and water. It can also be very effective for hands and feet Hyperhidrosis. If this machine is effective it can be purchased to use at home. Another option is the injection of Botulinum toxin which can be injected into the skin. The combination of these two treatments can also be helpful for your sweat management.
Surgical treatments are less used, such as curettage, laser ablation. Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS) is not recommended for axillary hyperhidrosis.