3% of Australians suffer from excess sweating (known as hyperhidrosis). That means sweating through your clothes with no apparent reason. This can be distressing and uncomfortable and may affect the armpits, hands, feet or face.
It’s important that if you do suffer from this, you seek the opinion of a medical practitioner to confirm the diagnosis as it may sometimes be related to an underlying medical condition.
Options for treatment include, psychological therapies, over the counter rollers or sprays and prescribed medication or surgery as a last resort.
Antiwrinkle injections have also been found to be effective in treating hyperhidrosis of the under arm area. They work by stopping the sympathetic nerves from stimulating the sweat glands.
You can expect treatment to last from 6-9 months meaning you can have a comfortable summer break. 🌞
For more information or advice please pop by and see me in clinic .
Take care and stay healthy
Dr Nora 💉
Warning: any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
How much do you know about the medicine you are taking? 💊
If the answer is very little then it’s time to get Medicine Wise!
This week is all about raising awareness of the medicines you and your family could be taking.
If medicines are not used correctly, serious issues can occur, in fact did you know that each year 230,000 Australians are hospitalised with problems by their medicines?
Medicines can either be prescribed or be brought over the counter. It is vital that you have an understanding of why you are on each medicine, how to take them properly and what potential side effects they could have. It is also important that your medications are reviewed regularly by your doctor to ensure that are still needed.
So next time your getting a script make sure you’ve got all information you need.
If you have any concerns or questions please pop by and see me in clinic.
Take care and stay healthy x
Dr Nora 😊
For more information visit nps.org.au/bemedicinewise