Excessive Sweating

GK Dermatology provides treatment of excessive sweating in Weymouth MA (our South Shore MA dermatology office location).

What Causes Excessive Sweating?

Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, commonly affects specific areas such as the armpits, palms, or soles. In severe cases multiple areas are simultaneously affected. The condition is stressful, debilitating and socially embarrassing. It interferes with daily activities that are easily taken for granted, such as shaking someone’s hand, or writing on a piece of paper. The cause of the condition has not been fully clarified. An overactive nervous system may be involved in the etiology of the condition, and there is often documented family history.

How Is Excessive Sweating Treated?

Cessation of focal sweating during sleep is observed which points to the fact that the nervous system is a component to the condition. For this reason, procedures that interfere with the nerve impulses that create the excretion of sweat from the the eccrine glands can be effective. Therapies include topical preparations, oral medicines, tap water iontophoresis, and botulinum toxin injections (Botox). Surgery (transthoracic sympathectomy) is an option in severe cases that have not responded to other treatments. Botox injections are very effective and are available at GK Dermatology. However, they may not a covered benefit under most insurance plans.

Schedule Treatment of Excessive Sweating in Weymouth MA

To schedule an appointment regarding treatment of excessive sweating in Weymouth MA (our South Shore MA dermatology office), please request a consultation, or contact us at 781-812-1078.