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What is the cause of hyperhidrosis?

What is the cause of hyperhidrosis?

"The cause"?: Hi. There is no "the cause" of sweating a lot. There are countless causes of excessive sweating, and only after many causes are excluded do we then diagnose "hyperhidrosis". Have you seen a doctor about this? Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

Excessive sweating is a clinical condition in which a person sweats more significantly during exercise and when in warm circumstances, or sweats considerably during situations where most people ...Read more


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What causes palmar hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms)? Is it contagious?

What causes palmar hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms)? Is it contagious?

Hyperhidrosis hands: Palmoplantar hyperhidrosis is not contagious. It can be treated with topicals, sometimes oral anticholinergic agents, Botox injection, or micro ETS. Seek a specialist like myself who treats a large number of hyperhidrosis patients and who offers all of these treatment options. ...Read more

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I have an armpit infection that caused generalized hyperhidrosis. Idk what kind yet but once it's cleared will the sweat go away? I never use to sweat

I have an armpit infection that caused generalized hyperhidrosis. Idk what kind yet but once it's cleared will the sweat go away? I never use to sweat

This is interesting: The infection itself probably did not cause subsequent hyperhidrosis (unless you are referring to fevers with sweats during that time). Certain antibiotics can cause hyperhidrosis, but this is a side effect that should go away after stopping the antibiotic. Whatever the cause of your recent hyperhidrosis, it should resolve. If not, see your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does masturbation and irregular sleeping cause hyperhidrosis ?

Does masturbation and irregular sleeping cause hyperhidrosis ?

Causes of sweating: 2 types of hyperhidrosis: generalized & localized to underarms, palms, soles, face. Unknown what causes localized hyperhidrosis. Emotional stress/anxiety, heat, certain foods, etc for localized hyperhidrosis. Generalized hyperhidrosis, many causes: heat, metabolic diseases, like thyroid, diabetes, etc, infections, cancers, stress, medications. If new onset sweating, please see your dr right away. ...Read more

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Can taking the drug robinul (glycopyrrolate) for hyperhidrosis cause boils?

Can taking the drug robinul (glycopyrrolate) for hyperhidrosis cause boils?

Robinul (glycopyrrolate): Serious reactions for Robinul (glycopyrrolate) include: anaphylaxis, intestinal obstruction, heat stroke, seizures, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest. Common reactions include: dry mouth, vomiting, constipation, flushing, headache, urinary retention, urinary hesitancy, blurred vision, palpitations, tachycardia, anhidrosis, dysgeusia, and lactation suppression but not boils. ...Read more

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Excessive sweat all over? not as if I have hyperhidrosis to the point where it soaks my clothes it leaves little trace marks. What could be the cause?

Exam: get a complete physical exam to include fasting blood sugar, full thyroid profile and metabolic workup.Certainly stress, tension and anxiety must be considered; however, first and foremost, get a complete exam. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of taking 3-6mg robinul (glycopyrrolate) per day for hyperhidrosis? Can this cause organ damage? If so what kind? How much is too much?

What are the long term effects of taking 3-6mg robinul (glycopyrrolate) per day for hyperhidrosis? Can this cause organ damage? If so what kind? How much is too much?

Unkown: Robinul (glycopyrrolate) is an anticholinergic drug so the side effects will include dry mouth, headaches, urinary retention, blurry vision and several others. The maximun dose should be 8 mg per day. There really are no long term effects except that the body adapts to the meds which will require you to keep taking higher doses. I would suggest a more permanent solution to your hyperhidrosis. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Increased Sweating (Definition)

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Hyperhidrosis (Definition)

Hyperhydrosis is a medical condition where a person sweats excessively, even when ...Read more