secondary Hyperhidrosis

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
Hyperhidrosis
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 …
Hyperhidrosis Pop Quiz!
Hyperhidrosis pop quiz
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
November is Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month! Let's test your knowledge with a quick pop quiz! Which of the following negative impacts are reported by those who suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)? A: Skin infections1 B: Physical discomfort2 C: Avoidance of public view, handshakes, and other forms of touch (pre-COVID-19, of course)2 D: Greater prevalence of depression and/or …
ABCs of Hyperhidrosis Diagnosis
Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
We kick off Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month with a look at the ABCs of Hyperhidrosis Diagnosis: There are two types of hyperhidrosis (Hh): primary and secondary. Secondary Hh is sweating that is caused by or is a symptom of another underlying medical condition or is a side effect of a medication. Ruling out secondary hyperhidrosis (or responding to secondary Hh appropriately) is the first step …