Excessive Sweating

 
 
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Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a condition wherein a person sweats even in the absence of physical activity. It affects 2.8% of all individuals. Left untreated, it can cause skin to peel or become infected from being unable to dry properly.

 
 

Who Are At Risk?

 
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Hyperhidrosis is usually hereditary. However, it may also occur in people with underlying conditions such as a thyroid problem, diabetes, or an infection. It is also more common in people experiencing weight problems.

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  • Fair complexion, as the absence of the skin pigment melanin means less protection from UV radiation

  • History of sunburns, whether in childhood or adulthood

  • Exposure to radiation, whether from the sun (especially without sunblock), from treatments of previous skin conditions such as eczema, or from a tanning lamp or bed

  • History of skin cancer, whether familial or personal

  • A weakened immune system

 
 
 
 

What Are the Types?

 
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There are two kinds of excessive sweating, classified as primary and secondary.

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  • Primary (focal) hyperhidrosis affects the hands, underarms, face, and feet. Sweating may be triggered without an apparent reason.

  • Secondary (general) hyperhidrosis affects the whole body, or a larger part of it. It can be caused by excessive heat or a medical condition.

 
 
 
 

What You Can Do

 
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Remedies for hyperhidrosis include antiperspirants, oral medication, and iontophoresis. Another suitable and longer-lasting treatment which Skin MD offers is the Botox injection. This procedure is mostly known for its anti-aging effects, but it also paralyzes sweat glands’ nerves and reduces the amount of sweat your skin produces. As a result, it saves you the hassle of applying anything or worrying about underarm stains and body odor. The benefits of a Botox injection can also last up to 6 months.

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Schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists and find out if a Botox injection can help restore your skin and allow you to regain your confidence.

 
 

Be Comfortable in Your Skin Again

Excessive sweating can definitely hurt your self-esteem. Our dermatologists are ready to help you find the right skin treatment, getting you started on rebuilding self-confidence.

 
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