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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Hyperhidrosis (Overview)

Hyperhydrosis is a medical condition where a person sweats excessively, even when the temperature is cool.


Dr. Loki Skylizard
218 doctors shared insights

Hyperhidrosis (Overview)

Hyperhydrosis is a medical condition where a person sweats excessively, even when the temperature is cool.


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I suffer from hyperhidrosis and sialorrhea. Are these two related? I have researched both and have the symptoms of both.

I suffer from hyperhidrosis and sialorrhea. Are these two related? I have researched both and have the symptoms of both.

Possibly yes: There are a number of conditions that can cause hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) and sialorrhea (excess saliva). Motion sickness is the most common cause of these symptoms together. They can also be seen with rare conditions, such as serotonin syndrome, tetanus, rabies, scorpion stings, and black widow spider bites. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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My doc wont do diagnostic tests for my symptoms I have fungal problems digestive problems excessive sweating fatigue back pain nausea anxiety and panic attacks night sweats chest pain weight loss eye floaters severe pmt im 34 female what tests should I as

My doc wont do diagnostic tests for my symptoms I have fungal problems digestive problems excessive sweating fatigue back pain nausea anxiety and panic attacks night sweats chest pain weight loss eye floaters severe pmt im 34 female what tests should I as

See your eye doctor: For your symptoms of floaters you should see your eye doctor right away to see if it's the sign of a serious problem. As for your other symptoms, they should warrant some further testing. If you feel you're not getting the proper care from your primary physician, you should consider changing doctors, or go to your local emergency room. Chest pain can be a symptom of a very serious problem. ...Read more

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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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Does a dermatologist treat hyperhidrosis?

Yes: Dermatologist treats hyperhidrosis. I also know many primary care physicians (internal med or family med), endocrinologists and neurologists who also treat hyperhidrosis. ...Read more

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Is botox an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis and should I be concerned about side effects?

Is botox an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis and should I be concerned about side effects?

Yes,no: It is effective for sweating and it is safe.It lasts up to one year and may be covered by insurance. Other options include miradry, radiofrequency, but it is expensive as well as a new permanent laser solution with side laze. ...Read more

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I have hyperhidrosis in my hands/feet. Are there any permanent treatments to cure the condition?

I have hyperhidrosis in my hands/feet. Are there any permanent treatments to cure the condition?

Sympathectomy: The surgery can be performed minimally invasively through the chest, called video assisted thoracic surgery or vats. It involves the cutting the nerves (sympathetic chain) that causes the excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. It is usually an outpatient procedure. There are potential complications including compensatory sweating, so talk with a board certified thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Increased Sweating (Definition)

Increased sweating is a clinical finding in which a person experiences more sweating than he or ...Read more