Excessive Sweating

When you sweat more than what is reasonable depending on the climate and your level of activity, it is called excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. It can be embarrassing and can disrupt your daily activities.

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A white patch has appeared on my daughter's hands and neck. How can I get rid of it?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is a bit chubby compared to other children of her age. She sweats a lot when playing, especially in summer. This has resulted in a white patch appearing on her hands and neck. What should I do to get rid of these patches?  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Muneeb Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It appears to be hyperhidrosis (abnormally excessive sweating). Some children tend to develop a fungal infection due to dampness. Just apply an antifungal cream, especially during the summer. Use Onabet (Sertaconazole) cream and apply it t...  Read Full »

I am anxious about my profuse sweating of palms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My palms are sweating a lot. Whether in public and feeling anxious or at home, sweating does not seem normal to me. When my hands sweat, my hands often become cold and red. Chamomile tea and hand scrubbing have also not helped.  Read Full »


Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition you suffer from is called palmar hyperhidrosis, characterized by excess palmar sweating. It could be due to genetic causes, anxiety and mind stress, or endocrinological problems like hyperthyroidism. These conditions often cause social anxiety and even inc...  Read Full »

How to care for my child's eczema ?

Query: Hello doctor, My 12-year-old daughter has had a skin problem on and off since she was a toddler. We guess it to be eczema. It started in her inner crease of the right elbow as a pink, itchy spot, and it spread to her left hand in between her middle fingers and palm. The skin is pink, peels off, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures you sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It is hand eczema (dermatitis). Dermatitis is confined mainly to hands with or without minor involvement of other areas. The disease can be acute, lasting less than three month...  Read Full »

I have depigmentation under breast. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have depigmentation under my breast. I am taking tablet Amlodipine for blood pressure. Kindly help. Regards.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I need some more information for the proper assessment. Are you diabetic? Do you have any history of fungal infection? Do you have excessive sweating? Do you have any history of atopy or allergies? Do you wear a tigh...  Read Full »

Does low TSH with normal T3 show subclinical hyperthyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female, who weighs 71 kg and I am 6.3 feet tall. My TSH was 0.35, and six months later it is 0.73. T3 is 4.9 and T4 is 14.4, which is steady and normal. As I understand it, with low TSH and normal T3 and T4, I am subclinical hyperthyroid, right? My symptoms are anxiety, sweating, w...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are right about that, you have subclinical hyperthyroidism. Your symptoms of anxiety, weight loss, and sweating are because of it. You have not mentioned whether you have any thyroid gland swelling. If so, then it is important to have an ultrasound of the thy...  Read Full »

What are the cause of my husband's extreme shivering and profuse sweating at night?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband was in a below-freezing weather all weekend, day and night, for military training. Nine of the men he was with went to the hospital for various cold weather injuries. Since coming home, he has been suffering from what seems like a cold in the daytime, but at night, he has extr...  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are describing sounds like the starting stages of a respiratory tract infection (RTI). Viral respiratory tract infections, especially influenza, are more common during colder periods of the year and have a high incidence in military settings. Virus or bacterial o...  Read Full »

Does long term use of antiperspirants on face cause wrinkles?

Query: Hi doctor, I have facial hyperhidrosis, and I have been looking into products to combat this. I am currently using Neat 3B Face Saver Gel, a facial antiperspirant. I apply this before my moisturizer and makeup. I do notice a bit of difference. However, I would like it to be far more effective. Is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hyperhidrosis can be treated in different ways, Over-the-counter or prescription-strength antiperspirants that contain Aluminum. Medications called anticholinergics that affect the nerve signals to sweat glands. You may take them in pill form or apply them on your...  Read Full »

Does having an acetylcholinesterase level of 12174 U/L risky?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57-year-old male with a height of 180 cm and a weight of 88 kgs. Can a high acetylcholinesterase level in the blood cause fasciculations, cramps, excess sweating, sometimes watery eyes, muscle weakness, or atrophy? The above symptoms started approximately three years ago and ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mild to a moderately high level of acetylcholinesterase can be found in many conditions such as thyrotoxicosis, schizophrenia, hypertension, acute emotional disorders after a concussion injury. Markedly elevated levels can be found in nephrotic syndrome and through g...  Read Full »

What further investigations should I do for HIV?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to present my case to you. Three years ago, I had a relationship with a person, after one year, I started to have symptoms. I did seven HIV tests in the last six months, and all were negative. However, I still have the following symptoms: sinusitis, swollen and painful lymph node...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please tell me the name of the test you underwent? I am looking forward to your response in order to help you.  Read Full »

Do people with a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) tremble, shake or show signs of sweating?

Query: Hi doctor, How do you diagnose someone with a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)? How does it start and differ from person to person? What are the physical symptoms? Can people with GAD go to work? Do these people tremble, shake or show signs of sweating? How much are they stressed, and what is the...  Read Full »


Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am glad to help you out. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) can occur to anyone depending on their various life instances and stress factors. These patients have excessive worry about self and future, sometimes breathlessness, sweating, decreased confidence to face...  Read Full »

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