Don't Sweat It

Sweat_derma_blog_june09.jpg Extreme cases of sweating can drastically hinder one's lifestyle. Of course a case of sweats during exercise, hot days and perhaps some spicy food is completely normal, but in some people sweating is a socially and physically debilitating ailment. Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for overactive sweating, which can affect the underarms, hands and feet. If you're sweating the small stuff then consider Botox. USA Today said in a report, "In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration approved Botox for excess underarm sweating. The toxins affect the nerves that trigger sweating and work for four to eight months at a time, Pariser says. Doctors also use Botox for hands and other areas. But costs are high - typically $700 to $1,500 for both underarms and more for hands, Pariser says - and, while insurers often pay, not all doctors accept insurance for the treatments." Botox is currently being administered and researched for a number of treatments other than simply cosmetic enhancements and wrinkle-removal. A number of researchers are also taking initiative to learn about Botox injections for more serious medical ailments.
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