Hyperhidrosis is the term to describe excessive and unexplained sweating. This can be an extremely embarrassing medical condition, especially when sweat soaks through your clothing or is obvious to everyone around you. Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta offers professional hyperhidrosis treatment at our clinic in Alpharetta.
Sweating after periods of exertion or while enduring high heat is a natural response; it is the body’s mechanism for cooling itself. Hyperhidrosis occurs when there is no apparent cause, and it often is not controlled by normal use of OTC antiperspirants. This condition can be the result of another medical condition, or it can be caused by overactive nerves that stimulate the sweat glands.
Dr. Susan Spitzler or Dr. Emma Murad of Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta will conduct a physical examination and review your health history. They may also recommend blood tests and certain sweat tests to determine the cause of your hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. Any underlying conditions they discover will be treated first. Many times, the symptom of hyperhidrosis will fade away as the underlying condition is resolved.
Help for Excessive Sweating / Hyperhidrosis
Dr. Spitzler and Dr. Murad will likely recommend a combination of treatments for your excessive sweating. These can include lifestyle changes as well as medications or other therapies. Often, this combined approach helps the patient control the condition and prevent embarrassing social situations and reassert their self-confidence.
Prescription antiperspirants, topical creams and Botox® injections are just a few standard treatments. Other nerve-blocking medications may also help. Our medical team will create a specific treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and the severity of your condition. Life with hyperhidrosis is possible, and we’re here to help. Please visit the International Hyperhidrosis Society website for further information www.sweathelp.org.
Call or message us online at Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta if you suffer from excessive sweating that causes you embarrassment or discomfort. We can diagnose and treat hyperhidrosis to help you live your best life.