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Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is the condition characterized by abnormally increased sweating/perspiration, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with hyperhidrosis, 88% report having sweating, 58% report having warts, and 50% report having acne or pimples. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of hyperhidrosis are sweating, warts, acne or pimples, redness in ear, and cramps and spasms, although you may still have hyperhidrosis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with hyperhidrosis often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), excision, other or therapeutic nervous system procedures, prostate specific antigen measurement, corneal transplant, procedures on spleen and removal of ectopic pregnancy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hyperhidrosis include aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical, botulinum toxin type a (botox), imiquimod topical, adapalene-benzoyl peroxide topical, clindamycin-tretinoin topical, nateglinide (starlix), benzoyl peroxide-clindamycin topical, metformin / sitagliptin, isotretinoin (accutane), cyproheptadine, desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol, nadolol and desloratadine (clarinex) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for hyperhidrosis include age 5-14 years age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age 75+ years, age 60-74 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get hyperhidrosis.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
1.7x
15-29 years
3.2x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
0.4x
60-74 years
0.0x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
0.6x
Female
1.3x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
1.2x
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