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What is Hyperhidrosis?
4 Doctor Answers | Asked by joyceline in Manila
Hyperhidrosis is the condition of excessive sweating. It can affect nearly any body part that contains sweat glands although axillary hyperhidrosis (armpit) is the most common form. In the past, hyperhidrosis which cannot be managed with anti-perspirants was managed by severing the nerves that supply the sweat glands. Recently the availability of Botox to block the nerves has been useful in non-surgical management of the condition. Other commonly requested treatmment areas include the palms...
Increased sweating in different areas of the body mainly the hands, underarms, and feet. This causes some major social and personal discomfort. Different treatment options imclude using Botox especially for underarms, local skin care products, and surgery in severe cases.
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating beyond physiologic sweating which results in profuse sweating of the palms, underarms (axillae), feet (plantar) and face. It is of unknown etiology and afflicts in one form or another, 3% of the population. What is known about hyperhidrosis is that it causes severe occupational, emotional and social distress. Patients describe hyperhidrosis of the palms as so debilitating that it interferes with their social interaction with others. They cannot shake...
Treatment of hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating that does not respond to the outside environmental temperature. Fortunately, there are solutions to the problem.