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Pharmaceutical and Physical Treatment Procedures for Axillary Bromidrosis

  • Masumi Inaba
  • Yoshikata Inaba

Abstract

Treatment procedures for relief of bromidrosis have been less than exact. Although medical knowledge has improved, physicians remain perplexed as to efficacious procedures for treating this disorder. Bromidrosis is not, of course, a dangerous type of disorder. In Western countries it is considered integral to a normal physiological constitution. Physicians in Japan also consider it a normal phenomenon and see no need for radical treatment. They cannot understand why bromidrosis patients are so concerned about slight odor and tend to refer them to neurologists for treatment as olfactory paranoids. As stated, however, these patients are not concerned only about the odor but the hyperhidrosis and concomitant clothing discoloration as well. Pharmaceutical and physical treatment procedures have consisted of:
  1. 1.
    Pharmaceutical therapy (topical antiperspirants)
    1. a

      Local pharmaceutical therapy

       
    2. b)

      Systemic medication therapy

       
    3. c)

      Local injection therapy

       
     
  2. 2.
    Physical therapy
    1. a

      Electrolysis and electrocoagulation

       
    2. b)

      Iontophoresis

       
    3. c)

      Radiation therapy (X-ray therapy, radium, etc.)

       
     

Keywords

Physical Therapy Hair Follicle Sebaceous Gland Dermal Papilla Apocrine Gland 
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Copyright information

© Springer Japan 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masumi Inaba
    • 1
  • Yoshikata Inaba
    • 1
  1. 1.Inaba Clinic (Esthetic Surgery and Dermatology) 3-31-13Suginami-ku, Tokyo 166Japan

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