Excessive Sweating

Back to Conditions

For those who are sweaty, embarrassed, and stressed

Perspiration is a natural way to regulate temperature, but excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) happens when your body produces more sweat than needed to cool down. This condition usually affects areas with many sweat glands, like armpits, palms, soles of the feet, and face.

If you suffer from excessive sweating, it can sometimes lead to embarrassment in social situations. You can successfully manage hyperhidrosis with the help of a dermatologist.

A number of things could be causing your excessive sweating

Hyperhidrosis has a few potential causes, including medication, an undiagnosed or underlying medical condition (such as hormonal imbalances), and genetics.

Stress and anxiety, hot/humid weather, and even exercise can trigger this condition. Speak to your doctor to see if you can rule out any of these causes.

Do you think you have hyperhidrosis?

If antiperspirants don’t seem to work, you may have hyperhidrosis. The condition is either generalized (affecting your whole body) or focal to certain areas like hands, feet, or armpits.

Luckily, there are treatments available

Instead of covering it up, you’re doing yourself a favour by seeking treatment*. There are a number of options that’ll help you reclaim your life and boost your self-esteem:

  • Antiperspirants
  • Prescription medications
  • Clinical procedures (like Botox®, iontophoresis, and surgery)

Get to know Pacific Derm’s recommended treatments so you can take back your confidence.

 

*The Medical Services Plan of BC may not cover treatments for medical conditions if they’re considered to be elective and/or cosmetic.