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Nursing with hyperdidrosis

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by Live In Balance Live In Balance (New Member) New Member

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i will be starting nursing school this august. i have hyperhidrosis and was wondering if anyone knows what would work the best as undergarments for my scrubs. i want to make sure i stay dry where needed and that i don't chafe.

also, are there other nursing students or nurses that have hyperhidrosis?? if so, do you have any recommendations or pointers that would help me? my dr. put me on oxybutynin about three years ago and it helps. the only problem is i can't stay on it consecutively because i dry out to much and my hands begin to crack.

thanks,

dana

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I am not a nurse, yet but I, too, have hyperhidrosis. My Dermatologist prescribed an aluminum chloride anti-perispirant which works pretty good. The best option for me was botox injections underarm which HURT LIKE HELL :bluecry1: . The amount of injections I was supposed to get was 50 in each arm but I could only take 25 due to the pain. Once he was all done, the pain was completely gone. This procedure only last for -+6 months. I haven't gone back for the next treatment but I plan to.

Also, this was COVERED by my insurance, can you believe it!!!

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Did you have any difficulty getting your insurance to pay for the botox? I called my insurance company and they said I have to have pre-authorization and a medical necessity letter and they are not even sure if they will cover it.

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I too have (had) hyperhidrosis - but it was contained to palmar as well as pedal hyperhidrosis. Tried everything on the market and NOTHING worked. I learned about a surgery in which the sympathetic nerve is cut and after much research, I decided to have it done - and I did. Yesterday. Surgery wasn't all that bad, I'm in a little pain (not too much thanks to Percocet), but my hands are completely DRY and have been since I woke up from surgery. My feet are still moist, but not as much as they were although I was told not to get my hopes up that it will cure that at all. Good luck in finding a cure! I'm thrilled to have this corrected!!!:balloons:

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discobunni has 1 years experience and specializes in NICU.

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My husband has hyperhydrosis, his feet would start sweating the moment he puts socks on, and he had never-ending athletes foot. His doctor prescribed a medicine that kept him from sweating, but he needs to sweat other places to cool off his body. It was so bad, we thought there was no alternative but surgery. I ran across a board on the internet where someone recommended Drysol. I bought him the liquid called Drysol and a cream called Dehydral. He says they both work really well together. Wasn't really looking forward to having someone with a knife at his spine.

I bought it from a canadian pharmacy prescription free, but it is cheaper if you have health insurance and have your doctor to specifically prescribe that first. I hope you find something that works for you, it must be really frustrating.

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My husband has had this condition for years. Tried everything and the only thing that worked..Odaban.

They have a website, $18 for a bottle of freedom-he is a new person.

It is wonderful!

Best of luck

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