excessive sweating

It’s Mnemonic Monday! | Understanding Hyperhidrosis
Improve Your Understanding of the Seriousness & Care of  Hyperhidrosis with this SWEAT Mnemonic Severe Sweating - Patients with excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis (Hh) experience severe sweating that is often four or five times more than what’s “normal,” or needed, to regulate body temperature or as a reaction to stress.1 This amount of sweat can be debilitating both physically and …
Sam’s Severe Sweating Story | Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month
Sam’s Severe Sweating Story Like many people with primary hyperhidrosis (Hh) or excessive, uncontrollable sweating, I am most affected by Hh on the palms of my hands, soles of my feet, and in my underarms. My chronic extreme sweating isn’t caused by an underlying medical condition and it can occur at any time, even when I’m not hot, exercising, or in a stressful situation. Without treatme …
Oral Glycopyrrolate for Hyperhidrosis | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Glycopyrrolate for hyperhidrosis
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
Hyperhidrosis affects up to 4.8% of people in the United States, causing significant impacts in patient quality of life.1 Often times, the etiology of symptoms cannot be identified, resulting in a subset of disease termed “primary hyperhidrosis.” Symptoms may be focal or generalized. Because there is a scarcity of FDA-approved treatments for primary hyperhidrosis, treatment often requires a mu …
OnabotulinumtoxinA for Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
OnabotulinumtoxinA for Hyperhidrosis
by Kamaria Nelson, MD on
Primary hyperhidrosis (PHH) is a dermatologic condition characterized by overactivity of eccrine glands resulting in excessive sweating primarily affecting the palms, soles, axillae, and craniofacial area. PHH is not caused by other conditions, whereas secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by an underlying medical condition or medication side effect. Botulinum toxin injections are often used as second …
Hyperhidrosis: Available Treatments and New Innovations
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
What is Hyperhidrosis (HH)? Primary HH is defined as excessive, bilateral, and generally symmetrical sweating at abnormal levels unprompted by activity or environment. Hyperhidrosis is characterized by abnormal sweating beyond what is needed for thermoregulation. It is not a normal physiologic response. Nearly 15 million people in the United States suffer from hyperhidrosis and half of thos …