For most patients, antiperspirants containing aluminium salts are the first-line treatments. Other therapeutic options, especially for those with hyperhidrosis, include botulinum toxin injection, systemic anticholinergics, iontophoresis and surgery.
There are many forms of hyperhidrosis, affecting a large proportion of the general population. Although historically challenging to manage, more treatment options are available these days. The pros and cons of various treatments are discussed.