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Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Treatment in Miami

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What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as excessive sweating, is a common problem that creates embarrassment and unhappiness for those who experience it. Hyperhidrosis could cause excessive sweating in the underarms, hands, or feet. Depending on where the sweating occurs, a person could have difficulty or embarrassment when performing everyday tasks like gripping a pen, shaking hands with someone, or wearing tight-fitting clothing. Fortunately, hyperhidrosis can be treated by a dermatologist to avoid these issues.

What is the cause of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)?

Some cases of excessive sweating are triggered by heat, emotions, neurologic diseases, infections, or other factors. However, in most cases, excessive sweating happens to people who are otherwise considered healthy individuals.

Excessive sweating could also be caused by one of the following underlying conditions:

  • Menopause
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Diabetic hypoglycemia
  • Fevers
  • Heart attack/exhaustion
  • Obesity
  • Stress
  • Medication side-effects
  • Tuberculosis

What are the symptoms of hyperhidrosis?

If you notice any of the following symptoms of hyperhidrosis, visit the Skin Center of South Miami for a consultation. One of our friendly and knowledgeable dermatologists can help get to the root of your problem.

The most common symptoms of hyperhidrosis include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Frequent sweating
  • Armpit sweat that soaks through clothing
  • Sweaty or clammy palms of your hands
  • Wet or clammy soles of your feet
  • Fungal infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Self-consciousness
  • Excessive worry about body odor or sweat showing

Can hyperhidrosis be dangerous?

Hyperhidrosis is not usually a serious or dangerous medical condition. However, it is frequently a serious burden in a person’s life, which often goes unresolved for years or even a lifetime. Many who suffer from excessive sweating are unaware that they may be suffering from a medical condition that has treatment options. Often, patients are too embarrassed or don’t believe that excessive sweating can be cured through a doctor, so they do not report the problem when visiting for routine checkups.

If you notice any of the above symptoms of hyperhidrosis and believe you may be suffering from the condition, reach out to one of our caring dermatologists at the Skin Center of South Miami. We can determine the best course of action for you so that you don’t have to deal with untreated excessive sweating for your entire life.

What is the best treatment for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)?

Depending on the type of hyperhidrosis you are suffering from (primary hyperhidrosis or secondary hyperhidrosis) as well as other factors, your dermatologist might recommend any of the below appropriate treatments used for excessive sweating conditions:

  • Prescription antiperspirants
  • Prescription medications (i.e., nerve-blocking pills, which can result in reduced sweating)
  • Prescription topical creams for excessive sweating
  • Botox injections for sweating
  • Antidepressants to reduce sweating

Can excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) be cured permanently?

Some types of hyperhidrosis are treatable conditions. Often, if excessive sweating is related to another condition, the sweating goes away once the underlying condition is treated or managed appropriately. Additionally, hyperhidrosis that is the result of a drug side effect may go away once the medication is changed. In all cases, it’s important to speak with a knowledgeable hyperhidrosis doctor who can guide you through your treatment options and help you decide the best way to manage your condition and get back to feeling like your normal self again.

If you are interested in learning more about hyperhidrosis prevention and treatment, visit our experienced dermatologists at the Skin Center of South Miami. Our providers are experts when it comes to treating hyperhidrosis and are dedicated to delivering personalized dermatology care for every patient, no matter how big or small your concerns are. Call us at 305-740-6181 or fill out the form on this page to schedule a consultation today.

 

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