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HomeAnswersDermatologyexcessive sweatingPlease suggest treatment for hyperhidrosis.

I am suffering from hyperhidrosis. What to do?

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Published At April 30, 2016
Reviewed AtJune 29, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I believe that I have extreme hyperhidrosis. My entire body sweats profusely when I experience even the slightest change in temperature, start exercising and even when I am simply resting. My back, armpits, forehead, and buttock sweat the worst and this affects my entire body. It has prevented me from going out in public on some occasions and doing anything social. About an hour into my day, my clothes are soaked with sweat no matter what I do. I have tried Drysol and over-the-counter antiperspirants, but they did not help either. I do not know what else to do. Do you have any advice?

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query and can well understand your concern. For hyperhidrosis, it is important to rule out causes like anxiety and hyperthyroidism. Other causes may also be present. For this you may visit a physician to get adequately examined and tested. There are various treatments likeiontophoresis, which can be done by a dermatologist. It is galvanic current that stimulate and narrow the sweat pores. This procedure is especially effective for palms and feet. Topical Aluminium chloride lotion can be applied overnight for two or three months. Botox injections in case of neural dysfunction, etc., can be tried.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal
Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatology

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