Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating of the underarms, palms, or soles of the feet. It can be an embarrassing problem as the sweat stains clothes and complicates social and business interactions. There are normal variations in how much different people sweat when it is hot, when they are anxious, or when they are exerting themselves. Hyperhidrosis is when you are sweating even in situations where there is no apparent physical reason to. In most cases, excess sweating is a nuisance but harmless. Occasionally, excess sweating can be an indication of an underlying infection or neurologic or metabolic problem.
Dr. Davis can treat hyperhidrosis by:
- Suggesting over-the-counter or prescription strength anti-persipirants.
- Prescribing oral medication.
- Injecting Botox in the affected areas (see Botox for Hyperhidrosis).