What is axillary hyperhidrosis?
Axillary hyperhidrosis, the medical term for excessive underarm sweating, can be an annoying and embarrassing condition for those people who suffer from it. Botulinum toxin injections, best known for their anti-wrinkle actions, can also be used to treat excessive underarm sweating.
Primary versus secondary hyperhidrosis
When there is an underlying medical reason for excessive sweating , the condition is called secondary hyperhydrosis. Hyperthyroidism, gout, obesity, certain tumours and diabetes are just some of the medical conditions associated with excessive sweating. For more information on secondary hyperhidrosis, see Medical News Today.