Dr. Jo Herzog shares helpful information about the new prescription medicated cloths that may stop your excessive armpit sweating if you suffer from primary axillary hyperhidrosis.
The FDA just approved Qbrexza medicated wipes, the newest prescription treatment designed to reduce excessive underarm sweating (primary axillary hyperhidrosis). Approximately 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from excessive underarm sweating, which is seen equally in both men and women. Most people first notice the problem between ages 14 to 24.
My dermatologist, Dr. Jo Herzog, shares her perspective on the problem of excessive sweating and some of the treatment options. If you suffer from excessive sweating, see your doctor to discuss the best treatment options for you. If you know someone who might benefit from this post, please share it.
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Dr. Jo Herzog on Excessive Sweating and the new drug Qbrexza
Excessive sweating is a condition that causes a great deal of anxiety for most who suffer from it. The inability to stop hands or other body parts from becoming dripping wet can cause a great deal of embarrassment in social situations. It not only affects clothing, but it can negatively impact your self esteem and interactions with others.
The FDA recently approved a new drug, Qbrexza, which may be the solution for many who have tried other treatments with no success.
There are several ways that doctors can approach treatment of hypderhidrosis.
- The first and easiest step is an over-the-counter topical antiperspirant (i.e. Certain Dry and others).
- There is an oral prescription medication (glycopyrrolate) that inhibits sweating but that can have undesirable side effects.
- Botox is also an option and can eliminate excessive sweating for several months.
- Surgery to remove sweat glands is an option.
- In some cases, doctors use laser treatment.
- The newest option is Qbrexza, which I discuss below.
Qbrexza is a topical treatment applied with individually wrapped disposable cloths. The medicated cloths are used once daily to inhibit production of sweat from the sweat glands in patients age 9 and older.
For my patients, I recommend using the cloths at night after showering or bathing (and washing hands after using cloths to avoid getting medicine in the eyes). The next morning, deodorant can be applied as usual.
So far, the feedback from my patients has been positive. For more information, you can visit the Dermira patient portal support page here.
I hope this helps any of you who suffers with excessive underarm sweating. It is certainly worth discussing with your doctor.