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Many times, something as simple as wearing loose clothing can bring relief from the discomfort caused by hyperhidrosis/excessive sweating. However, since the condition can be seriously uncomfortable and embarrassing at work, it’s important to understand how this condition affects your life and how can an online doctor for hyperhidrosis help you.


What is
Excessive Sweating?

Did you know that excessive sweating of palms, soles, facial lesions, or the axillae area can be a sign of hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in men and women in which your body can’t manage sweat production effectively, affecting your health, appearance, and general well-being.

According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 36 percent of adults over 21 have hyperhidrosis — that's more than one-third! It is commonly seen in people who use their hands excessively, like artists, groomers, salespersons, etc. The sweating can be so intense that they feel perpetually wet and are unable to avoid getting hand marks during the day. Excessive sweating can also lead to dampness, odors, stains on clothing and sheets, etc.

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Factors Affecting The Condition

Hyperhidrosis is caused by several different factors. These include:

An overactive sympathetic nervous system (SNS): This is the body's "fight or flight" part that controls your heartbeat, blood pressure, digestion, and other functions. In people with hyperhidrosis, the SNS is overactive, causing sweating and excessive secretions.
Genetic predisposition:This is when you inherit certain genes from your parents that affect how your body works and responds to stressors. If one of your parents has hyperhidrosis or another condition that causes excessive sweating, you might also be at risk for developing it.
Injury to nerves: If you've suffered nerve damage in an accident or sports injury, this can lead to excessive sweating too.

If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, it’s important to consult an online dermatologist for skin infection treatment online.


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Who is at risk for
excessive sweating?

Anyone who has a medical condition that affects the body's ability to regulate its temperature can be at risk for excessive sweating.

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How does one get diagnosed
with Excessive Sweating?

First, take your temperature every morning for three days in a row, then take your body temperature at night for three days in a row.

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How Is Hyperhidrosis Diagnosed?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes sweating that occurs uncontrollably, often on the face, hands, and feet. Hyperhidrosis can be extremely embarrassing, interfering with normal activities and relationships. In some cases, it can lead to social isolation and depression.

Hyperhidrosis is usually not caused by an infection or disease but rather by a disorder of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS controls involuntary functions such as heart rate, digestion, and breathing. Hyperhidrosis occurs when the ANS becomes overactive in response to stress or psychological factors.

When hyperhidrosis is caused by an underlying medical condition such as kidney disease, diabetes, or endocrine disorders, then treatment will depend on the underlying cause.

However, if you have excessive sweating but do not have any other symptoms or signs of a serious underlying medical condition, your online doctor may diagnose hyperhidrosis on your symptoms alone.

Hyperhidrosis can also be diagnosed during a physical examination by looking at your hands and feet to see if they are sweaty or wet.


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What Are The Symptoms
Of Hyperhidrosis?

Symptoms of hyperhidrosis can vary, depending on the type of sweat gland and the area of your body affected by hyperhidrosis.

Most people with hyperhidrosis report the following:

Sweating in unusual places including but not limited to armpits and other skin areas such as the back of your neck, on the upper lip, around the nose, and in between your fingers.
Bad odor
Sweating during the night or while sleeping
Irritability or mood swings (known as "hyperesthesia")
Tiredness and difficulty concentrating
Feeling hot all the time (even in cold weather)

It may also be accompanied by a strong desire for sweets, greasy foods, alcohol, or tobacco products. So, if you notice any of the symptoms listed above, it’s important to get excessive sweating treatment online from a reliable online doctor for hyperhidrosis immediately.

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Causes of Hyperhidrosis

Sweating is a normal body function that can be triggered by certain conditions. Here’s a list of some of the most common causes of excessive sweating:


Anxiety, stress, depression, and other psychological conditions like Parkinson's disease are all associated with excessive sweating.


Hormonal imbalances may cause perspiration, but they don't always cause hyperhidrosis. However, if you have a hormonal imbalance and your sweat glands appear larger than usual, you might experience excessive sweating. Hormones such as estrogen and testosterone can cause hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in some people. Similarly, low thyroid hormone levels and low adrenal gland functioning can also lead to hyperhidrosis.


Certain medications can also cause excessive sweating, including anticholinergics, painkillers, certain antidepressants, beta-blockers, birth control pills, and blood pressure medication, especially if they are overused or misused.

Surgical conditions:

If you have a surgical condition that causes excessive sweating, your online doctor may recommend excessive sweating treatment options to help manage your condition. It is also possible to have hyperhidrosis due to an infection or another medical condition. This includes several types of skin disorders, such as seborrheic dermatitis (a type of eczema) and psoriasis, among others. In some cases, hyperhidrosis may be caused by an underlying disorder like diabetes.


Excessive Sweating
Treatment Options

If you have a skin infection, your online doctor for skin infection may recommend one of the following treatments:

Heat Therapy

Heat therapy is a good way to help reduce excessive sweating. The type of heat depends on your condition and your personal preferences.

Topical Treatments

Topical treatments, such as creams or ointments containing antiperspirants, may also be used to treat hyperhidrosis. These types of products typically contain aluminum chloride hexahydrate, which works by blocking the sweat glands in the underarm area from secreting sweat. It's important to note that these products may cause irritation and stinging if you apply them too often. You should apply them only when you're going out in public or if you're working under pressure.

Botox Injections

Botox injections are another option for treating excessive sweating, but they are not recommended by online doctors for hyperhidrosis for people with severe cases because they can cause side effects such as drooping eyelids and weakness in the facial muscles. Botox injections can, however, help manage severe symptoms of sweating (such as profuse sweating during sleep). Botox injections can also be used in combination with other treatments (such as oral anticholinergics) to provide long-term relief from excessive sweating.


Oral anticholinergics, topical anticholinergics, and beta-blockers are all available prescription medications that can reduce sweating. However, they may not be effective if the condition is caused by a medical condition such as diabetes or Parkinson's disease.


Surgery may be recommended for patients with severe hyperhidrosis symptoms that interfere with their daily activities as a last resort. This procedure involves removing part of the sympathetic nerve fibers in your body's sweat glands — which significantly reduces excessive sweating.

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FAQs For Hyperhidrosis

01 How will I know if I have hyperhidrosis?

If you have hyperhidrosis, your sweat glands are overactive, which means that more sweat is produced than is needed for normal function. The sweat glands may be located in different areas of the body and can be affected by stress and anxiety. The most common symptoms to look out for include excessive sweating. The sweating may also be accompanied by redness or irritation around the area where you perspire, as well as a strong odor from your sweat glands. In severe cases of hyperhidrosis, there may be excessive fluid buildup under the skin and visible bulging under clothing.

Other symptoms include:

Sweating while sleeping
Sweating that occurs during the day when you’re at rest
Sweating that occurs in response to other triggers, such as hot weather or excitement

02 How can I prevent excessive sweating?

Here are some effective ways to prevent excessive sweating:

Avoid caffeine if you have problems with excessive sweating.
Take a shower regularly
Invest in mild soap substitutes for sensitive skin
Use deodorant, foot powders, and antiperspirants, if necessary.
Use air conditioning fans in your home or car (to keep you from sweating).
Use a humidifier or vaporizer to help your sweat glands function properly.

03 Does hyperhidrosis harm my health?

Hyperhidrosis can be embarrassing and make you feel self-conscious about your sweatiness, but it doesn't pose any kind of danger to your health.