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Sweaty Hands and Feet? – Help is available

Primary Hyperhidrosis is a disorder of unknown cause. It can affect the hands, feet, soles, armpits, face and head, it affects both men and women equally, and can be extremely socially debilitating, interfering with work activities and negatively affecting the patients quality of life. Multiple small doses of injection therapy is an effective and safe […]

Treatment of Primary Craniofacial Hyperhidrosis

Craniofacial hyperhidrosis (CH) is a facial form of focal hyperhidrosis referring to excess sweating beyond normal physiological function. The condition usually affects the forehead bilaterally but can also involve other regions of the face such as the scalp, nose, chin and cheeks less frequently. Primary CH can have debilitating effects on an individuals quality of […]

Treatment Options for Axillary Hyperhidrosis: Important Considerations

Primary axillary hyperhidrosis can be associated with significant occupational impairment, is frequently detrimental to physical and emotional well being, and can result in difficulties in personal relationships and potential social stigmatization. First line therapies for axillary hyperhidrosis (ie deodorants) are often short acting, ineffective or not well tolerated. Surgical approaches such as excision of the […]

Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Treatment Options It is important in Generalised Hyperhidrosis that the cause be addressed. There are a number of surgical and non surgical treatments for focal hyperhidrosis. Non Surgical Treatments Topical therapies include topical antiperspirants containing aluminum chlorohydrate. These should be applied once daily, usually at night. This agent however can be associated with skin irritation. […]

Hyperhidrosis Implications

Some sufferers may not be aware that Hyperhidrosis is a disease, and have learned to live with their symptoms. Even if they suspect they have a condition, they are not sure who they should approach for advice, with many uncertain which group of health care providers can manage the complaint. Patients may even have been […]

Excessive Sweating – Part 1 “What is it?”

What is it? Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is the production of excess sweat, beyond the amount required to return elevated body temperature back to normal. What areas does it affect? Hyperhidrosis can be generalized or focal. Generalised hyperhidrosis affects the entire body, the cause may be unknown, or it may be due to an underlying medical […]