Sweating is the body’s natural way of responding to heat and stress, which we cannot consciously control.
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. There are two types of hyperhidrosis – sweating confined to a particular area and generalised hyperhidrosis where there is sweating all over the body.
Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating) is a very common condition and although the cause is usually unknown, there is evidence that it can run in families.
This type of treatment is only available for children over the age of 12 years and adults. This treatment is available from specialist Dermatologists who have undergone specific training for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis. A referral from your General Practitioner is required.
Medicare care will subsidise up to three treatments per year for patients who are eligible.