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Prior to surgical treatment, patients are advised to attempt conservative non-surgical treatment for Axillary Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) and Axillary Bromhidrosis (excessive armpit odor).

Aluminum Chloride
Aluminum chloride contains antiperspirant (higher concentration) such as Drysol and Maxim, and can be used as an antiperspirant for excessive underarm sweating. For some people this may provide control for the excessive sweating, however, over 50% of patients will show no response and more advanced treatments may be required to control excessive underarm sweating and armpit odor.

Severe irritation of the skin is the major side effect related to the use of Aluminum Chloride, which often time necessitates termination of treatment. To learn more go to www.coradhealthcare.com.

Medications
Medications prescribed for excessive armpit sweating intend to block the neurotransmitters that connect the small nerve endings to the sweat glands. These medications include anticholinergics, Beta-Blockers and Benzodiazapines. These medications need to be taken on a constant basis to help control excessive underarm sweating.

Side effects of the above medications include dryness of the mouth and sleepiness and are not well tolerated by some patients. In such cases, more advanced treatments may be required to treat excessive armpit sweating and underarm odor.

The Drionic Device
The Drionic Device is a machine that uses electric currents going through the skin in order to disrupt the function of the sweat glands known as Iontophoresis. In an attempt to stop excessive sweating, people use the machine to treat areas such as the underarms, hands and feet. This has to be repeated quite often in order to get the desired results and is not a permanent solution to excessive underarm sweating. To learn more about the Drionic Device, visit the Drionic website.

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