Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which the afflicted person produces abnormally excessive amounts of sweat. Although sweating is a natural function that helps cool the body down to prevent overheating, people with hyperhidrosis will still sweat even when the body retains a cold or normal temperature. Another common symptom of hyperhidrosis includes profusely sweating even when inactive, or performing light activities. People with this condition tend to sweat more in specific areas of the body such as the underarms, hands, feet, and lower back. Hyperhidrosis can hinder people from performing daily activities, both out of embarrassment and because it can physically inhibit one’s ability to function such as not being able to grip the handlebars on a bike or even write with a pen.
Our dermatologists at Regeneris Medical can diagnose and prescribe individual treatment regimes, as each case differs in severity. Some may just need a prescription-strength topical antiperspirant, while others may want to consider botulinum toxin injections (botox injections) which temporarily (for about 5 months) block the sweat glands’ functions. Whatever the diagnosis, be sure that our team will help you take control of your hyperhidrosis.