Some Causes of Excessive Sweating
An overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism),
low blood sugar levels, certain pituitary gland disorders
Antidepressants, aspirin SOME TRADE NAMES
and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, some drugs for
diabetes, caffeine, theophylline SOME TRADE NAMES
Withdrawal from opioids
Nervous system disorders
Injuries, dysfunction of the autonomic nervous
system, damage to certain nerves by cancer
Tuberculosis, heart infection (endocarditis),
severe fungal infections of the entire body
Carcinoid syndrome, pregnancy, menopause,
* Causes primarily night sweats.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
People with excessive sweating
(hyperhidrosis) sweat profusely, and some sweat almost constantly.
Although people with a fever or those exposed to very warm environments
sweat, people with excessive sweating tend to sweat even without
these circumstances. Excessive
sweating may affect the entire surface of the skin, but often
it is limited to the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, armpits,
or genital area. It is estimated that over eight million Americans
have issues with Hyperhidrosis, but many do not discuss with
Usually, no specific cause is found. However,
a number of disorders can cause excessive
People who sweat excessively are frequently anxious about their
condition, and it may lead to social withdrawal. This anxiety
may make the sweating worse.
Severe, chronic wetness can make the affected
area white, wrinkled, and cracked and be seen under the armpits,
hands and feet. Sometimes the area becomes red and inflamed.
The area may emit a foul odor (bromhidrosis) due to the breakdown
of sweat by bacteria and yeasts that normally live on the skin.
Clothing may also become soaked with sweat.
Many dermatologist feel that sweat still has "a lot of connotations
in our society," including deviousness and poor hygiene,
"so someone who sweats excessively will be conscious how
they feel about themselves and how others feel about them."
Treatment For Hyperhidrosis
sweating can be controlled with commercial antiperspirants.
However, stronger treatment is often needed; such as Mon Ray®
Antiperspirant. Mon Ray is an aluminum chloride solution that
works during your rest period. It is recommended that it be applied
before bedtime. A person first dries the sweaty area and then
applies the solution. It has been noted that patients using Mon
Ray® Antiperspirant for several days can start to skip a