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    What treatments are available to treat sweaty hands?

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    I constantly have sweaty hands and it makes me very self-conscious, especially at work when I have to shake people's hands at important meetings. What do you suggest would treat this?
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    Dr Jillian Tomlinson

    Hand Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon (Reconstructive & Cosmetic)

    Dr Jill Tomlinson is a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon. After graduating dux in her year at University High School, Jill completed medical … View Profile

    Thanks for your question! Yours is a common problem but there are effective treatments available that will fix the problem and allow you to shake hands confidently. A reliable method of treatment involves using botulinum toxin - the same medication that is used to reduce wrinkles and goes by the tradenames Botox and Dysport.

    The treatment reduces sweating of the hands by up to 90% and lasts for 5-12 months. For more information on this and other alternative (non-surgical) treatments please visit the Melbourne Hand Surgery website section on palmar hyperhidrosis (“excessive sweating of the hands”).

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