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Can hyperhidrosis treatment help?

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Despite the serious negative impact hyperhidrosis has on the lives of those who suffer from it, most never seek treatment.

Generally, people with focal hyperhidrosis have been living with their problem since they were young. After learning to live with excessive sweating, they often don't recognize their problem is treatable.

That's too bad, because effective hyperhidrosis treatments are available. Although no treatment is perfect, hyperhidrosis medications and procedures can help many people with the condition.

SOURCES: 

Haider A. January 2005; vol 172: pp 69-75.  Canadian Medical Association Journal,

International Hyperhidrosis Society: "Sweating Bullets: Hyperhidrosis Fact Sheet." 

Weber, A. 2005; vol 114: pp 342-345. British Journal of Dermatology,

Glaser, DA. 2012 Feb;38(2):185-91.  Dermatol Surg.

Hong, HC. 2012 May;38(5):728-35.  Dermatol Surg.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

SOURCES: 

Haider A. January 2005; vol 172: pp 69-75.  Canadian Medical Association Journal,

International Hyperhidrosis Society: "Sweating Bullets: Hyperhidrosis Fact Sheet." 

Weber, A. 2005; vol 114: pp 342-345. British Journal of Dermatology,

Glaser, DA. 2012 Feb;38(2):185-91.  Dermatol Surg.

Hong, HC. 2012 May;38(5):728-35.  Dermatol Surg.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

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