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The Three Types of Hyperhidrosis

Jan 19, 2016

If your dermatologist in Arlington Heights has diagnosed you with hyperhidrosis, it means you sweat excessively. There are three kinds of hyperhidrosis: primary focal hyperhidrosis, generalized idiopathic hyperhidrosis, and secondary generalized hyperhidrosis.

As your dermatologist will advise you, just like dermatitis, primary focal hyperhidrosis is an entirely treatable medical condition. It occurs on areas of the body and usually appears on both sides, including the hands, feet, underarms, head, and face. Several techniques also used in cosmetic dermatology may be used, including Botox. However, as with warts, surgical intervention is occasionally but rarely necessary. Generalized idiopathic hyperhidrosis involves excessive sweating on much larger areas and is generally treated with medication. Secondary generalized hyperhidrosis is often a side effect of another medical condition, including menopause or diabetes. This condition must be further investigated by a dermatologist for proper treatment.

If you need a dermatologist in the Schaumburg area to help treat your hyperhidrosis, call Arlington Dermatology at [company-phone id=1] today. We also offer the latest in cosmetic dermatology treatments, including chemical peel, Botox, Radiesse, and Restalyne. Visit us online or call to learn more about our products and services.

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