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Excessive Sweating and Its Remedies

Written by
Dr. Suvash Sahu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Feb 13, 2017 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018   -  1 min read

Abstract

Abstract

This article focuses on the causes and management of excessive sweating localized to certain areas of body.

Excessive Sweating and Its Remedies

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is one of the common disorders of sweat glands. It can trouble to the extent that one feels professional embarrassment while shaking hands and the individual usually avoids touching, which can lead to social seclusion or other symptoms of social anxiety disorders. It can affect palms, soles, axillae and to a lesser extent it can involve the face and groin areas.

A physiological cause of diffuse sweating which occurs in hot and humid weather or with thermal stimulus or excessive physical exertion is considered as normal. But, if an individual is having sweating out of proportionate levels to normal individuals, then it does raise a concern.

Types of Hyperhidrosis:

Hyperhidrosis may be primary or secondary.

  1. In primary focal hyperhidrosis the cause is usually hereditary. The individual may have a family history of hyperhidrosis. The symptoms of this appear in childhood or around puberty and may persist for years. Sometimes spontaneous improvement occurs after the age of 35.
  2. While in secondary, the causes of focal hyperhidrosis are many like cerebral infarction or strokes, spinal cord injury, etc.

The severity of primary focal hyperhidrosis ranges from intermittent, slightly moist palms and soles to daily sweat drippage from hands and feet, requiring frequent use of towels.

Treatment:

It should be focused on the severity, distribution of involvement and must rule out other causes of hyperhidrosis.

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