Welcome to White Pebble Dermatology practice in Columbia, Maryland, and Highland, Maryland! Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating, which can be uncomfortable and socially embarrassing. In this section, we'll discuss hyperhidrosis in more detail and explain how our team can help you manage this condition.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating, usually in the armpits, palms, and soles of the feet. It can be triggered by a variety of factors, including stress, heat, and anxiety. Hyperhidrosis can be a socially embarrassing condition, causing stained clothing, clammy hands, and bad odor.
How is Hyperhidrosis diagnosed?
Hyperhidrosis is usually diagnosed clinically based on the patient’s history. Blood tests are sometimes needed to identify underlying medical conditions that may be the source of hyperhidrosis. Treatment Options
There are a variety of effective treatment options for hyperhidrosis, including:
- Antiperspirants: over-the-counter or prescription antiperspirants that can help reduce excessive sweating
- Iontophoresis: a treatment in which a small electric current is passed through water to the skin to reduce sweating
- Oral medications: prescriptions that can reduce the activity of sweating glands or treat anxiety and its symptoms.
- Botox injections: a treatment in which Botox is injected into the affected area to block the nerves that control sweating
- MiraDry: the only FDA-cleared procedure that permanently reduces underarm sweating.
- Surgery: a procedure in which the nerves that control sweating are surgically removed or clamped to reduce sweating
Our team of dermatology specialists will work closely with you to determine the best treatment approach based on the severity and location of your hyperhidrosis.
Preventing hyperhidrosis is not always possible, as it can be triggered by a variety of factors. However, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of excessive sweating, including:
- Wearing loose, breathable clothing: wearing loose clothing made of natural fabrics, such as cotton or linen, can help reduce sweating
- Avoiding triggers: identifying and avoiding triggers, such as stress or certain foods, can help prevent excessive sweating
- Keeping cool: staying in cool environments or using fans can help reduce sweating
Why Choose Us?
At our dermatology practice, we understand the impact that hyperhidrosis can have on your skin and your overall well-being. That's why we are committed to providing compassionate, personalized care to each and every one of our patients. Our team of experienced dermatology specialists has the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the best possible care and treatment for hyperhidrosis.
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Ready to Take the First Step?
If you're struggling with hyperhidrosis and are ready to take the first step toward healthier, more comfortable skin, we invite you to call/text to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists. We look forward to helping you achieve your skin care goals and feel confident in your own skin!