Hyperhidrosis

  • What is it?
    • Excessive sweating
  • Types
    • Localized – Most frequent sites are the palms and soles, axillae, inguinal folds and perineal area
    • Emotional – Intermittent and is dependent upon height of emotional excitement that may be triggered by anxiety, anguish, or fear
    • Generalized – May be induced by a hot environment such as tropical or by febrile diseases or vigorous exercise
    • Gustatory – Regular excessive sweating of the forehead, upper lip, perioral region, or sternum can happen after eating spicy foods, tomato sauce, chocolate, coffee, tea, or hot soups
    • Olfactory
  • What causes it?
    • Emotions
    • Nerve disorders
    • Autosomal-dominantly inherited
    • Hormonal disturbances (hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, pregnancy, and menopause)
    • Concussion
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Disturbances of the sympathetic nervous system
    • Metastatic tumor
  • Treatments
    • Therapy of localized emotional hyperhidrosis
    • Internal medication (anticholinergic agent)
    • Sedatives
    • Tranquilizers
    • Amitriptyline
    • Topical 20% A1C1hexahydrate in absolute ethanol
    • miraDry Treatment