Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating.

What are the various causes?

There can be neurologic, endocrine, infectious causes. Sometimes it can point to an underlying systemic disease.

What are the treatment options?

  • Metal salt containing antiperspirants
  • Prescription strength antiperspirants
  • Oral medications, Anticholinergics reduce sweating.
  • Botox (botulinum toxin)-A, has been approved in the U.S. by the FDA for treating excessive axillary (underarm) sweating.
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