Botulinum toxin A 'needs broader subsidy for hyperhidrosis'

Dermatologists made the call after the largest Australian study to date of the treatment for palmar disease

Botulinum toxin A appears to be a safe and effective treatment for palmar hyperhidrosis, a group of NSW dermatologists says.

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After conducting a retrospective analysis of outcomes of the treatment among 30 patients, the group called for consideration of expanding Medicare funding, which is confined to treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis.

The doctors from Nepean Hospital, in Greater Western Sydney, examined data for all patients treated with botulinum toxin A