Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination and various tests to determine the origin of the condition, including blood and urine tests to establish whether excessive sweating is due to a pre-existing disease such as diabetes or hyperthyroidism.
They may also order iodine and starch, skin conductance, and thermoregulatory sweat tests to identify areas of increased sweating and the severity of hyperhidrosis.
The treatment focuses on controlling excessive sweating, but if the origin is a pre-existing disease that causes or aggravates the situation, the cause must first be attacked.
Several oral and topical medications can help reduce symptoms, including nerve blockers, botulinum toxin injections, antidepressants, glycopyrrolate creams, and aluminum chloride antiperspirants.
Other procedures include:
- Sympathectomy: removal of the sympathetic nerve.
- Microwave therapy: the sweat glands are destroyed through this type of energy.
- Removal of sweat glands: if you only have excessive sweating in your armpits, those glands may be removed.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.