Excessive sweating is estimated to affect between 1 and 3 in every 100 people in the UK and can interfere with many if not all aspects of a person’s life. One of the complications of hyperhidrosis is that it can be difficult to determine whether you have it or not – many people go undiagnosed for many years believing they have a natural propensity to high sweat levels.
Some of the ways excessive sweating affects a person’s life
- You find yourself avoiding physical contact with others for fear of them noticing you perspiring.
- You cease to take part in physical activities that might exacerbate your sweating, these might include sports or fast walking.
- You find you struggle with day-to-day activities such as driving and typing on a computer due to sweat collecting on the wheel or the keys.
- You are having to change clothes and shower several times a day in an effort to reduce the signs of excessive sweating.
- You become socially withdrawn and self conscious.
When to see your dentist or doctor
Firstly, many people are not aware that dentists possess the relevant credentials and experience to treat excessive sweating and we will discuss how this is achieved a little later on. It can be overwhelming to take the decision to seek help for excessive sweating and approach a medical professional can feel embarrassing. Please remember that here at Cliftonville Dental our team are here to help you and will do everything possible not only to treat your condition but to support you emotionally if you are feeling this way.
Botox to treat excessive sweating
A less commonly known use for Botox injections is to treat hyperhidrosis. Botox work by preventing the signals from the nerves to the sweat glands, so that no sweat is produced in the first place. The injections will be administered at the site of the areas where you experience excessive sweating.
The most significant benefit of receiving treatment for excessive sweating is the difference it will make to your confidence. You’ll find your rapport with others improves and you will no longer need to plan your day around the condition.
If you would like to know more about treatment for hyperhidrosis at Cliftonville Dental, please contact your Northampton practice and we can book you in for a consultation.