Body sweats to maintain its temperature when it is exposed to hot. You may find this sweat disturbing but as a matter of fact, sweating is normal. You do not need to worry because all of us sweat and it is quite essential to keep body cool, unclog pores and make skin fresh. Problem starts when your body starts producing excessive amount of sweat, a condition known as hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.
People who are dealing with excessive sweating often rely on body sprays. They do not stop the production of sweat rather give a pleasant scent and keep them away from stinking. All of us use body sprays no matter we sweat normal or excessive, did any of us ever try to make sure if they are safe for us?
Are deodorants and body sprays safe?
Almost all of us use deodorants to stay away from stinking but do you know that they are not safe for health?
According to a few studies recently conducted, antiperspirants that are aluminium-based are suspected for causing breast cancer. Most often breast cancer attacks the upper part of the breast, the area closest to the armpits where we frequently use sprays and deodorants. Aluminiumin spray is absorbed in skin, interacts with DNA and causes cancerous changes in cells. However, the theory needs further research but are you ready to use a body spray even when you know it is a suspect of breast cancer?
Botox for sweaty glands
As antiperspirants are under serious doubts for causing breast cancer, people feel safer with Botox injections. With its other miraculous benefits, the injections are frequently used to treat sweaty glands. The use of Botox injection for sweaty glands is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and is frequently used throughout the world.
Botox is injected in the arm pit and it paralyzes a nerve that stimulates sweat glands. Sweating is cut in a half within a month and the effects usually stay for a period of 6 months.
Side effects of Botox
- Pain at the injection site
- Flu like symptoms
Is Botox is the only thing that you need to do in excessive sweating?
Botox treats excessive sweating but it does not aim to find out the reason behind the heavy production of sweat. There are plenty of reasons that can lead you to excessive sweating like an overactive thyroid, hypoglycemia, diabetes, menopause, tuberculosis etc. As you can see some of the reasons are serious enough that you must consult a specialist immediately if you feel you are sweating four or five times than normal.
Along with all other amazing uses of Botox, it is considered quite a success to treat people who are facing the issue of excessive sweating.