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Primary axillary hyperhidrosis: patient assessment, treatment and management

Primary axillary hyperhidrosis: patient assessment, treatment and management Primary axillary hyperhidrosis is an often underestimated burden; it can be a disabling and distressing condition which affects individuals physically, emotionally and socially. Aesthetic practitioners can offer patients a programme of care for primary axillary hyperhidrosis in private practice using botulinum toxin type A injections, as well as other documented safe and effective treatment. The role of the aesthetic practitioner in the treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis is to exclude secondary causes, establish failure of first-line treatments, assess availability of NHS funding and have the knowledge and competency to deliver a professional and safe programme of care. This will usually involve collaboration with GPs and nurse practitioners in primary care for the patient's initial assessment and diagnosis. The use of assessment tools such as the Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Score can assist aesthetic practitioners in selecting appropriate patients for treatment, evaluating treatment options and managing patient expectations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Aesthetic Nursing Mark Allen Group

Primary axillary hyperhidrosis: patient assessment, treatment and management

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing , Volume 3 (5): 6 – Jun 2, 2014

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Mark Allen Group
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
2050-3717
eISSN
2052-2878
DOI
10.12968/joan.2014.3.5.218
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Abstract

Primary axillary hyperhidrosis is an often underestimated burden; it can be a disabling and distressing condition which affects individuals physically, emotionally and socially. Aesthetic practitioners can offer patients a programme of care for primary axillary hyperhidrosis in private practice using botulinum toxin type A injections, as well as other documented safe and effective treatment. The role of the aesthetic practitioner in the treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis is to exclude secondary causes, establish failure of first-line treatments, assess availability of NHS funding and have the knowledge and competency to deliver a professional and safe programme of care. This will usually involve collaboration with GPs and nurse practitioners in primary care for the patient's initial assessment and diagnosis. The use of assessment tools such as the Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Score can assist aesthetic practitioners in selecting appropriate patients for treatment, evaluating treatment options and managing patient expectations.

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Journal of Aesthetic NursingMark Allen Group

Published: Jun 2, 2014

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