Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Hyperhidrosis is a common condition that results in excessive sweating. 

What is Hyperhidrosis?

While sweating is an important and natural process, those affected by hyperhidrosis experience an over-production of sweat, to the extent that it can interfere with day-to-day activities. When the condition causes sweat to soak through clothing or drip off the palms of the hands, it begins to negatively affect confidence and self-esteem and become a burden.

Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis

Symptoms of hyperhidrosis include sweaty hands, stained or dampened clothing, and sometimes even dermatitis caused by frequent chafing and hand washing. 

The condition can be localized, or generalized. Localized hyperhidrosis usually affects a single area such as the armpits, palms, soles of the feet, face or scalp and can be triggered by fear and anxiety, spicy foods, alcohol, exercise, and hot weather. Generalized hyperhidrosis affects the entire body and is often associated with underlying causes such as menopause, thyroid conditions, nervous system disorders and certain medications.

Luckily, there are effective hyperhidrosis treatment options available at Skin Science Dermatology. A thorough consultation with Dr. Geeta Yadav, a highly skilled dermatologist, can help determine your best treatment options.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options

Treatments for excessive sweating with BOTOX THERAPEUTIC® involve a series of small injections in order to block the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering the sweating response in the treatment area. Learn More

Topical Treatment

Your hyperhidrosis treatment plan may include a prescription antiperspirant containing aluminum chloride, or prescription creams containing glycopyrrolate when it pertains to hyperhidrosis affecting the face and head.

Systemic Treatment

You may be prescribed an oral nerve-blocking medication in order to block the chemicals that permit certain nerves to communicate with one another. For some, this can reduce sweating.

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