OnabotulinumtoxinA therapy for compensatory hyperhidrosis

Authors


Correspondence: J D Brewer, MD, Division of Dermatologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. E-mail: brewer.jerry@mayo.edu

Summary

Background

Compensatory hyperhidrosis due to the treatment for focal primary hyperhidrosis can be devastating and life-altering.

Objective

The purpose of this paper is to discuss use of the iodine starch test and dilute botulinum toxin to decrease compensatory hyperhidrosis over large surface areas.

Methods

A large area of the trunk affected by compensatory hyperhidrosis was treated with dilute botulinum toxin therapy using a starch iodine test for localization.

Results

The patient had exceptional results with his compensatory truncal sweating returning to normal and remaining stable for multiple months.

Conclusion

Treating compensatory hyperhidrosis of large surface areas with dilute botulinum toxin therapy is effective and safe.

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