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Dr. Loki Skylizard
225 Doctors shared insights

Hyperhidrosis (Overview)

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


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How can I cure hyperhidrosis?

How can I cure hyperhidrosis?

Potential surgery: Sympathectomy performed thoracoscopy can be very effective. ...Read more

Dr. Loki Skylizard
225 Doctors shared insights

Hyperhidrosis (Overview)

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 won't 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 won't 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?

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?

Yes: Yes, Botox injection is an fda-approved treatment for hyperhidrosis. Sweating is under the control of the nervous system. Botox injection blocks the nerves from sending a signal to the sweat glands and as a result, sweating stops. The potential side effect is weakness of the muscles in the area where Botox is injected. The effects and potential side effects are temporary and eventually wear off. ...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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What are good ways to get rid of hyperhidrosis?

What are good ways to get rid of hyperhidrosis?

Options: Best care starts first in family physician's office. Surgery can be quite successful for appropriate candidates. While done often by experienced thoracic surgeons (vats), it is chest surgery (major surgery). There are risks and benefits. Appropriate candidates should be selected. This link to consensus: http://goo. Gl/voqx5. ...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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What can cause folliculitis? No immune deficiency. Diangosis asthma and pcos, hyperhidrosis. Shower twc daily. Any prevention?

Hyperhidrosis?: Are they confined to the armpits and pubic areas? If so, try using antiperspirant regularly first. Some people may need treatment with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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How can I cure hyperhidrosis?

Potential surgery: Sympathectomy performed thoracoscopy can be very effective. ...Read more

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How do you cure hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis of the underarms can be "cured" with suction curettage or miraDry. 86% of our patients only need a SINGLE miraDry procedure to treat axillary hyperhidrosis. We are a Platinum Plus Provider for miraDry. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from hyperhidrosis?

I'm suffering from hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis: Texas wedding is a frequent problem on my hands and under arm areas. In fact sometimes on the feet it can be so bad that the patient actually rocks his or her shoes with all the swelling. You might ask your dermatologist about Drysol which is a special solution of aluminum chloride which is applied in certain ways and you might find this very helpful. There are also internal medications. ...Read more

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How can you control hyperhidrosis?

How can you control hyperhidrosis?

Treatment options: The treatment options are: antiperspirant, oral medications, iotophoresis (electrical shocking of the sweat glands- very easy to do) and Botox injection (very effective but temporary). For more info go to:: http://www. Sweathelp. Org/english/ good luck. ...Read more

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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

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How should I cure hyperhidrosis at home?

How should I cure hyperhidrosis at home?

Hyperhidrosis: You can't cure hyperhidrosis at home but you can control it with typical treatment as: antiperspirants, anticholinergic medications, iontophoresis (they sell a portable machine you can use at home). Other effective treatment options not done at home are: Botox injections. Surgery also a last resort option. ...Read more

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I have hyperhidrosis--what do I do for it?

Sweat Treatment: Excessive sweat is easy to treat with Botox injections. These are very tiny injections and not usually uncomfortable. The treatment should last at least 6 months and is often covered by insurance. Alternatively, one can use clinical strength antiperspirant available off the shelf. The secret is to apply it at night before bed. It can be washed in the morning and will still work. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines for hyperhidrosis?

Are there any medicines for hyperhidrosis?

Yes: Topicals such as aluminum chloride (ie: drysol) help stop sweating temporarily but has to be reapplied daily to be effective. Botox injections help stop sweating for 6-9 months. ...Read more

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How do I use hyperhidrosis oral medication?

How do I use hyperhidrosis oral medication?

Twice daily: If the medication you mean is robinul, (glycopyrrolate) it is generally taken twice daily. ...Read more

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How can I easily cure hyperhidrosis? 16 boy

No easy cure: Excessive sweating, or hyperhydrosis is a condition characterized by dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system. Generally, patients are assessed by a dermatologist, who may initially try oral medications to control the sweating. If medical therapy fails, hyperhydrosis patients may be offered direct Botox injections within the sweat glands, or surgical sympathectomy. ...Read more

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How can I keep my hyperhidrosis under control?

How can I keep my hyperhidrosis under control?

Depends: On where it is. Occasionally cholinergics may work if drysoll does not. If it is underarm or palms there are treatments that are more invasive at the level of the vagal nerve (botox or surgical). See a dermatologist with an interest in hyperhidrosis. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do for hyperhidrosis?

MEDS, procedure: First, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) needs a work-up:
hgh level, thyroid tests, & rarely carcinoid/pheochromocytoma needs to be considered. Topical anti-perspirants containing aluminum chloride (drysol) 10-20% may help. Oral anti-cholinergic med (glycopyrrolate) or beta blocker (bp pill) has helped some. Iontophoresis, and Botox has also been successful. Finally there's surgery, sympathecomy. ...Read more

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What are the signs that you have hyperhidrosis?

Sweating: You may have excessive sweating which is usually localized to one or a few areas of the body. Most commonly the hands, axillas, feet. It can also be localized to the face. ...Read more

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What is the mildest solution for hyperhidrosis?

What is the mildest solution for hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis: Compounded topical Glycopyrrolate 3% used at night is very effective for hyperhidrosis and very well tolerated. You will need a prescription and a compounding pharmacy to have the topical medication made. ...Read more

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Are there any other remedies for hyperhidrosis?

Are there any other remedies for hyperhidrosis?

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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Are there any good oral meds for hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis: To begin with oral hyperhidrosis (h)medications are not for every kind of h. They are best suited for patients with certain types of excessive sweating—people with excessive facial sweating, cranio-facial hyperhidrosis, generalized hyperhidrosis, and those who have not had success using other first-line therapies such as clinical strength antiperspirants, iontophoresis, botox, or combinations. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
228 Doctors shared insights

Excessive Sweating (Definition)

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. ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
272 Doctors shared insights

Increased Sweating (Definition)

Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which the body sweats more than is needed for ...Read more