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Dr. Emily Altman
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Excessive Sweating (Overview)

Can be associated with increased sweating through out the body or just limited to underarms, face, soles, palms. It occur when one sweats more than would be expected for activity level, stress level or environmental temperature. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/excessive-sweating/basics/causes/sym-20050780


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What causes excessive sweating? And what could be done to reduce it?

What causes excessive sweating? And what could be done to reduce it?

See a dermatologist: There is a great deal to this. Where sweating? Both sides? How much? When? Are you heavy? Athletic? Other symptoms? Any meds or herbs? Pregnant? Family sweating history? Treatment to be determined by history, exam, lab. Meanwhile there are OTC antiperspirants. Keep yourself cool and well ventilated. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
228 Doctors shared insights

Excessive Sweating (Overview)

Can be associated with increased sweating through out the body or just limited to underarms, face, soles, palms. It occur when one sweats more than would be expected for activity level, stress level or environmental temperature. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/excessive-sweating/basics/causes/sym-20050780


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Excessive sweating when in stores after walking a long way. What does this mean?

Excessive sweating when in stores after walking a long way. What does this mean?

Hyperhydrosis: Find the cause and treat it. Workup by your pcp is a start. If all workup is normal, anxiety is possible cause. ...Read more

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Can botox be used to treat excessive sweating?

Can botox be used to treat excessive sweating?

Yes: Treatments for hyperhidrosis include topical aluminum chloride, iontophoresis, oral glycopyrrolate, botox, and sympathectomy. ...Read more

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I seem to sweat more than most people. What can I do for excessive sweating?

I seem to sweat more than most people. What can I do for excessive sweating?

See physician: A physician can test to see if a hormone imbalance is the cause. If it is not, home remedies can include a strong antiperspirant (look for certain dri, containing aluminum chloride), and carrying paper towels or tissues in your pocket for hands. If that's not sufficient there are several options: Botox injections can help, Glycopyrrolate can be prescribed, or other surgeries in extreme cases. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for excessive sweating?

Is there any treatment for excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is rarely due to an underlying disease. The main forms of therapy for primary focal hyperhidrosis include topical antiperspirants; medications, such as anticholinergics; iontophoresis; botulinum toxin (botox); surgery (sympathectomy); and microwave energy. Treatment depends on severity and should be individualized. ...Read more

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I've excessive sweating. What is the best treatment for this?

I've excessive sweating. What is the best treatment for this?

What's the cause: First find out the cause. See your doctor to discuss this. If nothing found, then you most likely have hyperhidrosis which is a condition where people gets excessive sweating in the head, armpits, hands and feet. The treatment is: antiperspirant, oral medications, iotophoresis (electrical shocking of the sweat glands- very easy to do) and Botox injection (very effective but temporary). ...Read more

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Is there something that could cure excessive sweating quickly? Like a certain medication or even food or anything?

Hyperhidrosis: This has many possible causes, and often the cause is not found; there's probably a big genetic component. There are a variety of approaches to treating the problem if the underlying cause cannot be addressed. Dermatologists see this all the time and have equipment that may help. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007259.htm or the self-help group http://www. Sweathelp. Org/en/. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of excessive sweating?

Hyperhydrosis: Find the cause and treat it. Workup by your pcp is a start. ...Read more

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Will using baby powder prevent excessive sweating?

Will using baby powder prevent excessive sweating?

No.: Talcum powder will absorb sweat that has already been excreted, but it cannot prevent sweating; your sweat glands don't know whether you are applying powder or not. Several preventative treatments, both topical and oral, are available, but most require a prescription. ...Read more

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Is excessive sweating inherited?

Is excessive sweating inherited?

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating can certainly run in families. It should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes excessive sweating?

What causes excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: When excessive sweating affects the hands, feet, and armpits, it's called primary or focal hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis affects 2 - 3% of the population, yet less than 40% of patients with this condition seek medical advice. In the majority of primary hyperhidrosis cases, no cause can be found. It seems to run in families.
It can also occur from medical condition. See your doctor for a dx. ...Read more

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How to stop excessive sweating?

How to stop excessive sweating?

PrecisionTx: Botox provides temporary relief for hyperhidrosis. A new treatment, precision tx™ device targets the sweat glands in the underarm area and uses focused laser energy to ablate their function, which lasts much longer. ...Read more

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Is excessive sweating inherited?

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating can certainly run in families. It should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I cure excessive sweating?

Diagnosis: A good medical check up can be a good place to start. Treatment would ultimately come down to the specific cause, multiple potential causes. ...Read more

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How can I heal excessive sweating?

Anxiety: excessive sweating may be in sign of underlying anxiety which you may not even be aware of consider talking to your primary care doctor about this there are medications that may help. Avoid caffeine and alcohol and spicy foods to see if that helps ...Read more

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How can I treat excessive sweating?

Sweating: You must see your doctor to see if there is a particular reason for excessive sweating. Are you losing weight? ...Read more

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What could cause excessive sweating?

What could cause excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a warning sign of thyroid problems, diabetes or infection. Excessive sweating is also more common in people who are overweight or out of shape. ...Read more

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How can I control excessive sweating?

Sweating: There are many causes of excessive sweating and until your doctor figures out why you have excessive sweating you will feel unwell.
Are you overweight? Are you underweight?
Are you exercising too much? Not enough?
Are you on medications?
The list goes on. See your doctor for advice and care. ...Read more

Dr. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more