Hyperhidrosis is defined as sweating beyond what is necessary or reasonable. It can be both localized (armpits, palms, and face), as well as generalized. It is important to see a doctor for excessive sweating if it disrupts your daily routine, begins to occur for no apparent reason or if it causes emotional distress or social withdrawl.
Excessive sweating can be emotionally and physically challenging for patients. Many cases are primary, with no explainable cause other than how we are naturally wired. Other patients have sweating secondary to an undelrying health condition such as fever, thyroid issue, menopause, neoplastic, neurologic and drug-related.
Our board-certified dermatologists will consult with you to understand your health history and help define if sweating is a primary condition or if there is any question of underlying issue. The treatment will also depend on the type of hyperhidrosis and where the excessive sweating occurs on the body
Some of our many treatment options include:
- Topical Antiperspirant Medications (both prescription and over-the-counter options)
- Systemic Medication
- Laser Treatments
- Surgical Treatments
When it comes to managing your skin’s health, it is important to choose an experienced and knowledgeable specialist. Schedule an appointment to meet with one of our board-certified dermatologists in Grosse Pointe by calling our office at 313-884-5100