Hyperhidrosis Treatment: A Primer

Bad news first: there is no known cure for Hyperhidrosis. That makes sense if you remember that we don’t' really know what causes it in the first place.

However, that hasn't stopped an entire industry of unscrupulous operators trying to make a quick buck riding on the anxiety of Hyperhidrosis patients. However, there are various treatments for managing hyperhidrosis that have been scientifically proven to work. Note that not all treatment options are suitable for everyone – so you will still need to figure out what will work for you, but I hope this will give you with a high level landscape of the hyperhidrosis treatment options that enables you to spot the fake from genuine.

Broadly speaking, there are 4 categories of treatment options for Hyperhidrosis. Yes, that many! However before you get too excited, know that not all treatments are suitable for everyone and you need to do your research and consult a qualified professional to choose which one is best for you.

You can continue reading this page, which provides a comprehensive introduction to all these options. If you rather like bite-sized chunks, click on the individual treatments listed below to know more about that.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options: Ssummary
Treatment Category Treatment
Traditional Antiperspirant
Oral medication
Specialized non invasive Iontophoresis
Surgery Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS)
Local underarm surgery
Alternative Diet Control
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy
Local Underarm Surgery
Alternative Treatments


There are several proven treatment options for Hyperhidrosis, and you don't need to fall for the “proven/guaranteed” solution scams that are prevalent on internet. Consider your options carefully, consult a qualified medical practitioner and make your decision on which treatment option for Hyperhidrosis is right for you. Below is a quick summary:

Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options: A Comparison

Treatment Useful for Advantages Disadvantages Indicative Cost***
Anti-Perspirtants Palmar, Plantar, Axillary Easy, Cheap, No Side effects Temprory effect $15 to $50 per month
Iontophoresis Palmar, Plantar* Non invasive, No side effects Need device, may not work for everyone One time device cost ($30 to $1000)
Oral Medications Facial, General Non invasive Side effects $20 – $80 per month
miraDry Axillary Non invasive, Permanent Solution Relatively new, Expensive $2000 – $5000 one time
Botox Axillary** High effectiveness invasive, temporary, expensive $4000 – $6000 per year
Sweat Gland Removal Surgery Axillary Permanent Invasive $5,000
ETS Palmar, Facial May work when other options don’t invasive, temporary, expensive, side effects $10,000 – $20,000
Alternative treatments
(Homeopathy, herbal teas, accupunture etc)
Multiple May be worth a try unproven, may not be NA
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