Excessive sweating in the underarm is medically termed as axillary hyperhidrosis. The profuse underarm sweating leads to staining clothe, soaked clothes, body odor, axillary fungus (itchiness) and eczema. Excessive sweating of the hands is medically termed as palmar hyperhidrosis. This type of sweating is caused by the excess stimulation of sweats by the sweat glands. Palmar hyperhidrosis can occur due to hereditary perspiration disorder, exercise and increase of heart rate due to rise in blood pressure. Individual who suffers from palmar hyperhidrosis often experience sweaty hands accompany with cold and profuse dripping of sweat.
Botox and Hyperhidrosis:
Botox is a method which is used in small quantity for treating excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. It manufacture from bacillus clostridium Botulinum. Its function is to interfere in the neurotransmitter which stimulates sweats. By doing this, the level of sweat is reduced and so, it is an approved treatment for preventing axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis. While using Botox for preventing sweat, some physician applies a series of small injections on the nerves which is connected with the sweat glands. However, botox can only work for 4 to 6 months maximum. The patients have to put botox injection for 2 to 3 times a year.
Axillary and Palmar Hyperhidrosis Botox Side Effects:
In the axillary hyperhidrosis botox treatment, the patient can experience skin rashes such as, urticaria, psoriasiform eruption, multiforme and erythema. Other side effects are severe itchiness, pruritus and allergic reactions. This type of side effects of botox usually happens in the early week after the treatment. The side effects can even last for 2 to 3 months. The patient can also suffer from pain in the chest and those regions where there the botox has been injected. The localized area which has been treated can also have bruises. The adjacent muscle becomes weak due to the toxin of the botox injection.
In the palmar hyperhidrosis botox treatment, the hands can become weak if the physician injects the botox injection deeper in the muscles of the sweat glands. This type of weakness is temporary. Hands and fingers are very receptive so, the Botulinum toxin can cause pain if the botox is further processed without any anesthesia. The patient should maintain a clean prior for his/her hands and avoid performing any work which can be risky to your health such as, cleaning up the aquarium for 24 hours after the treatment. After the botox treatment some patient goes through anesthesia as to get a relief from pain. This treatment can cause weakness in the injected arms as the muscles are affected by its toxins.
The axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis botox side effects are headache, stomach ache and it can also cause facial sweating which leads to drooping of eyelids. Remember do not use botox injection if you are pregnant or breast feeding. The axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis botox side effect is painful, muscles can be paralyzed temporarily and feeling of discomfort. Patient who has gone through this treatment can suffer from neuromuscular disorders such as, lactation, pregnancy and myasthenia gravis. Botox can lead to reflex or compensatory sweating.