Pharmaceutical and Physical Treatment Procedures for Axillary Bromidrosis
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.Pharmaceutical therapy (topical antiperspirants)
Local pharmaceutical therapy
Systemic medication therapy
Local injection therapy
- 2.Physical therapy
Electrolysis and electrocoagulation
Radiation therapy (X-ray therapy, radium, etc.)
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