About Hyperhidrosis

A condition with excessive sweating. It is mostly seen in palms, face, armpits, and feet.

Signs and symptoms include:

  • Excessive sweating on some body parts without physical workout.
  • Palms and feet are always wet and sweaty.
  • High anxiety levels, usually in public.
  • Oversensitive sympathetic nerve.

The most common form of hyperhidrosis is Primary hyperhidrosis. Which is usually inherited, which means one of your family members may have it too. Primary hyperhidrosis begins in childhood and worsens with puberty, mostly seen in women.

There can be many other causes to Hyperhidrosis. If you are experiences only sweating at night, see you doctor as soon as possible to rule out any other conditions.

Treating hyperhidrosis may start with treating the condition causing it. If a cause isn’t found, treatment focuses on controlling heavy sweating.

Treatment Options

  • Prescription antiperspirant.
  • Prescription creams and wipes.
  • Nerve-blocking medications
  • Antidepressants

Botulinum toxin injections.

Botox has been a revolutionary treatment for excessive sweating. Treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox) blocks the nerves that trigger the sweat glands. Each affected area of your body will need several injections. It may take a few days to notice results.

To retain the effect, you’ll likely need repeat treatments about every six months. Prior to injection, a numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area to maximize your comfort. The total number of injections will vary depending upon the size of the treatment area and the severity of your condition. Presently, this is the only treatment that is proved to be successful in controlling excessive sweating.

Questions & Answers

Do you have a question about Hyperhidrosis? To get started, ask your family physician for a requisition form to book an appointment with Dr. Neel Malhotra and we look forward to seeing you at our clinic.

Is Hyperhidrosis a Disease?

No, it is not a disease. It is a very common condition in which your sweat glands are hyperactive. Most affected sites are under arms and palms.

Can Food cause Hyperhidrosis?

In some people, few food items like processed foods, liquor, beer, garlic, onions, hot & spicy dishes are known to have triggered excessive sweating.

What are the treatment options for Hyperhidrosis?

Injectable Botox treatment is one of the most common and effective treatment. Along with which, hyperhidrosis surgery is also another option.