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Do I need to keep track of my sweating symptoms?

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Yes. It will give you a clearer idea of how the condition is affecting your life. One of the best ways to track excessive sweating symptoms is to keep a diary. Print out WebMD’s Excessive Sweating Symptom Chart and fill it in for a week. Look for patterns?

Have antiperspirants or showers managed the problem? If not, you might bring the chart to your next appointment and talk it over with your doctor.

SOURCES:

Benjamin Barankin, MD, dermatologist, Toronto, Ontario.

Dee Anna Glaser, MD, vice chairman, department of dermatology, St. Louis University; president, International Hyperhidrosis Society.

International Hyperhidrosis Society: “Understanding Hyperhidrosis,” “Preparing for Your Doctor’s Appointment,” “Diagnosing Hyperhidrosis.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on July 13, 2009

SOURCES:

Benjamin Barankin, MD, dermatologist, Toronto, Ontario.

Dee Anna Glaser, MD, vice chairman, department of dermatology, St. Louis University; president, International Hyperhidrosis Society.

International Hyperhidrosis Society: “Understanding Hyperhidrosis,” “Preparing for Your Doctor’s Appointment,” “Diagnosing Hyperhidrosis.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on July 13, 2009

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