Can compensatory sweating be treated?

Can compensatory sweating be treated?

Can compensatory sweating be treated?

The sympathetic ganglia associ- ated with compensatory sweating can be identified intraoperatively by observing blood perfusion of the skin using laser speckle flowg- raphy. Excision of the appropriate ganglia is an effective treatment for compensatory sweating.

Can I get surgery to stop sweating?

ETS Surgery Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat hyperhidrosis. It’s the most successful treatment for excessive sweating of the hands, as well as an effective option for patients who have excessive armpit sweating or facial sweating/blushing.

Is sweating a compensatory mechanism?

Mechanism. The term ‘compensatory’ is largely misleading, as it indicates that there is a compensatory mechanism that takes effect after sympathectomy, in which the body ‘redirects’ the sweating from the palms or face to other areas of the body.

How long is the recovery for hyperhidrosis surgery?

Most people only feel pain by the incision sites and the nerves near the incisions. You may also feel some chest discomfort for the first one to three days after surgery. Most patients return to normal activity after about a week. Your body continues to heal after any surgical procedure for weeks or months.

How can I reduce sweating?

The following suggestions may help you cope with sweating and body odor:

  1. Use antiperspirant.
  2. Apply astringents.
  3. Bathe daily.
  4. Choose shoes and socks made of natural materials.
  5. Change your socks often.
  6. Air your feet.
  7. Choose clothing to suit your activity.
  8. Try relaxation techniques.

How common is compensatory sweating after ETS?

The most common side effect of ETS is compensatory sweating – excessive sweating of the back, abdomen, thighs, and legs. About 70 percent of patients who undergo ETS will experience compensatory sweating to some degree.

Is it normal to sweat a lot after surgery?

Surgery. If you’ve recently had surgery, you may experience sweating as a side effect of the anaesthetic. The drugs in your system will raise your body temperature and your body will try to cool you down by sweating. This will pass within a day or two.