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Hyperhydrosis (Excessive sweating)

 

Hyperhydrosis can be a distressing condition. It causes physical discomfort and social awkwardness, negatively impacts on daily activities and reduces levels of confidence.

After a thorough work up, if there is no obvious underlying cause on history and examination and conservative measures have failed such as topical and systemic therapies, consideration of neuromuscular blockers (antiwrinkle treatment) is a highly effective treatment for focal hyperhydrosis. Surgery is reserved for patients who are refractory to medical treatment, however it is more invasive and carries higher risk.