Hyperhidrosis

Profuse or excess sweating not related to a hot climate or physical activity is called hyperhidrosis. People with hyperhidrosis sweat so abnormally that their clothes can get drenched. Hands, feet, face, and underarms are the places that sweat the most. Treatment involves identifying the underlying cause and treating it or using other procedures like iontophoresis or Botox injections.

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Please suggest treatment for hyperhidrosis.

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 prev...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: 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 a...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of the generalized excessive sweating that I am facing?

Query: Hi doctor,I have generalized excessive sweating problem. Even in gym no one sweats like me. I sweat every where like my hands, arms, and back. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your symptoms are suggestive of hyperhidrosis. Please provide information about age, duration of the problem, and medical history. Consult a dermatologist for medications.  Read Full »

Which antidepressant is less likely to cause hyperhidrosis?

Query: Hello doctor, Every antidepressant I take causes me a lot of hyperhidrosis. Which one on the market is less likely to cause hyperhidrosis? Is it Fluoxetine?  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though the propensity of an antidepressant medicine to cause hyperhidrosis differs on a patient-to-patient basis. Mirtazapine and Bupropion are less likely to cause it. You can also discuss with the treating psychiatrist regarding adding Cyproheptadine or Benztropi...  Read Full »

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 had an MRI with a possible indication of MS. What type of MS could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an MRI with a possible indication of MS. I want to know based on the following symptoms, what type of MS it could be? A few weeks back, I had blurry vision in one eye for 20 to 30 seconds. My bladder wall is thick, and I had frequent urination problem. I consulted a urologist, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Although many of your symptoms can be explained by other factors, the presence of symptoms in collaboration with deep white matter changes points toward the possibility of multiple sclerosis. Among the given symptoms, trans...  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 »

Why are fungal infections so hard to get rid of?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with a sex worker a few years back. After few days, I tested negative for HIV. I am going through many reputed websites, and they mentioned six months of HIV test needed for confirmation for a particular case. I have a fungal infection (Tinea) for the last seven months, and it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fourth-generation test is almost confirmatory after three months. But in case of doubt, you can repeat the fourth generation ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) after six months, and if it comes negative even after six months, then there is no need to worry. Y...  Read Full »

Are there treatment options for hyperhidrosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating even if I walk a few steps for the past two to three years. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hyperhidrosis can be because of several reasons, including anxiety, diabetes, thyroid disorders, some drugs, or sometimes without any apparent reason. Are you taking any medications? Is the hyperhidrosis localized on palms or soles or axillae or generalized? Get the...  Read Full »

How to control increased perspiration condition?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient V is a 35-year-old woman. Many years ago, she suffered from increased perspiration during night, from the child. When 7-year-old this was continuous making several changes of clothes a day necessary. The situation was worse during physical or emotional stress. In addition, s...  Read Full »


Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case details. I am with your thought process of diagnosis. Let us try symptom analysis and the clinical syndrome that patient v has. The major symptom is hyperhidrosis that is increase sweating. This can be due to primary hyperhidrosis or secon...  Read Full »

What are the causes of hyperhidrosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 15 year old boy and I have hyperhidrosis. I sweat so much. My shirt cannot stay on for at least 5 minutes. In some half an hour to one hour my whole shirt and armpit area will drench in sweat. Yes, I take a shower twice a day and put deodorant every day. I have even tried the anti...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating could be due to endocrine or hormone related issues. I have explained the causes below. Hyperthyroidism - A simple, non-fasting blood test called TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) will help in diagnosing this problem. Acromegaly - Ano...  Read Full »

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