What is Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)?
Excessive sweating or Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that results in excessive sweating, generally of the hands, feet, and underarms that’s not necessarily related to heat or exercise. It is estimated that 16.5 million people in the U.S. alone have hyperhidrosis. The condition can significantly impair one’s quality life, from difficulty getting dressed in the morning to having trouble maintaining careers and friendships
What Are The Symptoms Of Excessive Sweating?
Symptoms of excessive sweating often begin during puberty and are commonly associated with a family history of excessive sweating. The intensity of the symptoms can vary from case to case:
- Perspiration can range from clammy hands and feet to severe dripping 24×7
- The temperature of the focal area may differ from the rest of your body
- Periods of profuse sweating may be followed by extreme dryness
- Skin peeling is also common
Types of Hyperhidrosis?
Palmar hyperhidrosis is heavy sweating of the palms of your hands. It is not caused by another medical condition, nor is sweat a side effect of taking medications. Palmar hyperhidrosis is often misdiagnosed as “clammy hands” or anxiety.
Plantar Hyperhidrosis is heavy sweating of the soles of your feet. Do your socks feel soggy all the time? Are you afraid to wear sandals or flip-flops? Do you leave wet footprints before whenever you walk barefoot?
Axillary hyperhidrosis is heavy sweating of the underarms. Have you found that antiperspirants do not help? Are you forced to change outfits multiple times a day because you sweat through your clothes?
Regular bathing and dry your feet thoroughly, Wear shoes made of natural materials, such as leather, Change socks or hose 1-2 times a day, Use antiperspirants and astringents, Go barefoot when you can, Wear natural materials, such as leather shoes and natural fabrics, such as cotton, wool, and silk, which allow your skin to breathe, Consider relaxation techniques
How can you treat Excessive Sweating?
When conservative measures have failed, there are several treatment options available to today’s hyperhidrosis patients, including:
- Prescription Antiperspirants
- Anticholinergic Drugs
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