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Are Sweaty Hands Inherited
Potentially: There is a condition - hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating - that is heritable and can cause sweaty palms. A ucla study revealed that parents with sweaty palms had a 28% chance of passing this on to their children. Of course, sweaty palms can be a symptom of another disorder, so you should always consult your doctor to get a thorough work-up to rule out other causes for sweaty palms. ...Read more
Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. Treatment my include: antiperpirants, medication like robinui, iontophoresis, botox, or endoscopic thoracic sympathrctomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sympathectomy: A sympathectomy via video assisted thoracic surgery (vats) is a procedure that divides the nerves that cause sweaty palms. In most large studies 90-95 percent of patients having this procedure were very pleased with results and would recommend it to a friend with the same problem. It is typically an outpatient procedure done on both sides at the same time with 1-2 tiny incisions in each armpit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: If no cause is found, then you might have idiopathic palmar hyperhidrosis. There are many options to control this including: antiperspirants, anticholinergic oral med, iontophoresis (mild electrical shocking of the sweat glands), Botox injections (very effective), and lastly surgery for appropriate candidates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Try an antiperspirant. If this is not satisfactory, see a dermatologist. "Natural" does not indicate that any product is safe or effective: it is a meaningless term meant to swindle you. Poison ivy, lead and carbon monoxide are all examples of natural substances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sweaty hands: Go on-line to "www.sweathelp.org" and you will find a lot of valuable information to guide you over the issue with your hands. ...Read more
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