Other topical treatments

When antiperspirants have not been able to provide the level of control of excessive sweating that you require, your dermatologist at Bulimba Dermatology may recommend and prescribe specially made creams or lotions.

The most common agents used in these products are prescription drugs called ‘anti-cholinergics’ such as glycopyrolate. These medicated creams work by interrupting the nerve signal from the nervous system to the sweat glands. They have been shown to help some people with excessive sweating and can be used in the armpits, face and scalp, and other body areas.

They can cause side effects such as irritation to the skin and systemic side effects such as blurry vision, dizziness, difficulty going to the toilet, dryness of the mouth and others.