Hyperhidrosis on Your Palms

Hyperhidrosis or excess sweating is a disorder that does not currently have a known cause, but statistics have been used to gather information and treatments have been developed. Firstly, we will try to find out which side of the Hyperhidrosis fence you fall on, because it has more than one classification that can then be broken down into more classifications.

Firstly, there is the localized and generalized classification. Each grouping is pretty much explained within its name, but further clarification may be needed, so here goes: The localized classification of excessive sweating refers to when the disorder only affects one or two specific sections of the body or when the sweating is concentrated to one small area. Contrarily, generalized hyperhidrosis refers to when the disorder affects a wider area of the body and is not concentrated to any one spot.

Secondly, there is Primary hyperhodrosis and Secondary hyperhidrosis. These classifications are differentiated by the development or lack there of within the body. In essence, Primary hyperhidrosis is dubbed as such when there is evidence to imply that the condition is hereditary, while Secondary is just the opposite. The symptoms of the Primary excessive sweating condition tend to kick in when adolescence is reached, while Secondary pretty much becomes active whenever it is good and ready.

The most popular forms of Localized excessive sweating, is that of the palmar hyperhidrosis and this is named for the section of the body that it affects, which is the palm. This is generally called “sweaty hands” by many people and was not necessarily seen as a condition but more of an inconvenience. But some people have so badly that they experience difficulty doing certain things such as writing in and reading from a book, because their hands always leaves the book damp and makes the ink run.

Some persons can live comfortably with their palmar Hyperhidrosis, but if you have been diagnosed with it and find it unbearable, then you can seek treatment from a medical professional. Some persons have actually tried using antiperspirants within their palms and the truth is that it works for many of them. However there are two down falls that strategy; one, if your palmar hyperhidrosis is severe, it may not work for you at all or may take a long time because it does not contain enough of the active ingredient which is Aluminium Chloride and two, It may leave your hands feeling sticky and prevents you from touching anything.

A second alternative is Botulinum toxin, which is injected into the affected area in order to immobilize your sweat glands for about 6 months average, may be less or more depending on the area that is injected. This procedure has also been approved by the FDA to be used within the armpits.

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