Sweating is a normal function that helps the body stay cool. Hyperhidrosis is a medical problem involving excessive sweating that can be harmful to a child's social and physical well-being.
Common areas affected are the underarms, face, hands and feet. Excessive sweating can be the main medical problem, or it can be a symptom of another medical problem or a medication.
Joree Ruiz, PA-C, treats a wide range of dermatologic conditions and specializes in hyperhidrosis. She offers medical solutions as well as everyday strategies for coping with excessive sweating.
There are many treatments for hyperhidrosis, from antiperspirants to extensive surgeries. Some hyperhidrosis treatments may include:
Choosing the correct treatment option depends on many factors that you and a doctor will discuss together.