What Potential Breakthroughs Could We Use to Treat Hyperhidrosis?

With increased technology and a greater awareness of hyperhidrosis, there are two new breakthroughs on the horizon that could revolutionize how we treat this condition.

Oral Medications

The future of oral medication treatment for hyperhidrosis will occur if scientists are able to find a specific medication that will prevent the release of the hormone that triggers sweat (the neurotransmitter Acetyl Choline).

Until such a medication is developed, we are left with less targeted treatment options. This would be the easiest type of treatment to implement, but we will need oral medications that are specifically designed for hyperhidrosis.

Genetic Treatments

This is a very dramatic and very specific type of treatment. Researchers can change the gene that is responsible for this trait. By altering the gene, we can prevent hyperhidrosis entirely. Unfortunately, genetic modification is still in the early stages of development.

More pressing genetic conditions and illnesses will take priority when genetic alteration matures into a viable medical treatment. We hope that one day we can prevent hyperhidrosis entirely by using this method.