Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating that is not related to normal body temperature regulation. It affects the sweat glands and can occur in various parts of the body, including the hands, feet, underarms, and face.

There are two types of hyperhidrosis:

  • Primary hyperhidrosis: This is a hereditary condition that usually starts during childhood or adolescence. It affects specific parts of the body, such as the hands, feet, and underarms.
  • Secondary hyperhidrosis: This type of hyperhidrosis is caused by an underlying medical condition or medication. It can affect the entire body and often appears later in life.

Hyperhidrosis can cause significant discomfort and embarrassment, and may interfere with daily activities and social interactions. It can also lead to skin problems, such as infections and rashes.

Hyperhidrosis treatment usually involves a combination of strategies to manage symptoms and prevent the excessive sweating.

Some common Hyperhidrosis treatments include:

  • Antiperspirants: Stronger antiperspirants containing aluminium chloride hexahydrate can help reduce sweating.
  • Medications: Prescription medications such as anticholinergics and beta-blockers can help reduce sweating.
  • Iontophoresis: This involves using a device to deliver a low-level electrical current to the affected area, which can help reduce sweating.
  • Botox injections: Botulinum toxin injections can temporarily block the nerves that stimulate sweat production.
  • Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be recommended to remove or damage the sweat glands.

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