All methods mentioned are only disease-stopping and must therefore be repeated after a certain time for a lasting result. Thus, there is often a desire for a definitive treatment option.
All alternative treatment methods have their disadvantages. While the so-called thoracoscopic sympathectomy (nerve transection) leads to compensatory sweating, the long-term results of suction curettage are unfortunately insufficient. Most patients begin to sweat again after about a year. Overall, microwave therapy (MiradryⓇ) is relatively time-consuming and expensive. In addition, it often requires repeated use. Finally, drug treatment of hyperhidrosis is associated with systemic side effects. In addition, due to the short half-life, the duration of action is relatively short and the medication has to be taken several times a day.
What alternative treatments are there?
- Suction curettage
- Oral therapy