What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is an uncomfortable medical condition that causes excessive sweating. The sweating is unrelated to heat and exercise. Generally, a person suffering from hyperhidrosis will sweat excessively from a certain area like their palms, underarms, or face. Besides disrupting normal daily activities, this condition can also have a negative impact on interpersonal relationships, job performance, and certain daily activities. If excessive sweating is something you’re struggling with, visiting Helena Dermatology may provide you with an effective solution.

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What Causes Hyperhidrosis?

There are two types of excessive sweating, primary and secondary. Primary hyperhidrosis is a hereditary condition that causes the nerves responsible for signaling your sweat glands to become overactive even without physical activity or a rise in temperature. This type usually affects your palms, the soles of your feet, armpits, and sometimes your face. Secondary occurs as a side effect of a medical condition such as diabetes, menopause, and infection, among others.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options

The good news about this condition is that certain nerve-blocking medications and prescription antiperspirants can help alleviate symptoms. These as well as other topical medications can be recommended at our Helena center. Additionally, we can provide you with BOTOX® injections for the treatment of this condition. BOTOX® has been shown to effectively shut down certain sweat glands, reducing the severity of the problem for months at a time.


Hyperhidrosis Treatments in Helena, MT

Helena Dermatology is here to provide you with the care and support you need. Excessive sweating can cause us to feel embarrassed and uncomfortable. If hyperhidrosis has been a persistent issue for you, our dedicated team is here to offer help in the form of medications and BOTOX® treatment. For expert dermatological care from our supportive staff, fill out the form below and schedule an appointment or give us a call at (406) 443-7200.

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