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Dealing with excessively sweating palms

About


Excessive sweating of the palms that is more than usual.


Hyperhidrosis is common and is estimated to affect between 1 and 3 in every 100 people [1].
- Can be treated and managed
- Lab test or imaging may not be required
- Can be a chronic condition
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Excessively sweating palms refer to a condition known as palmar hyperhidrosis. This is a form of the ailment – hyperhidrosis, with sweating localized to the palms of the hands. Although this is not a harmful or dangerous condition, it can make daily tasks quite challenging.


Symptoms


Self-diagnosable: Palms that are often sweaty for no specific reason.
Clammy hands
Frequently wet and sweaty palms
Bacterial infections due to sweat
Peeling and white skin


Treatment


Self-care: Avoid covering hands too often and keep your mind stress-free as anxiety can worsen symptoms.



Medications:
Antiperspirants: These are a basic form of dealing with excessive sweat. Apply an antiperspirant to dry palms to reduce wetness.


Iontophoresis: A treatment method wherein an electric current is passed in a bowl of water with the hands submerged.


Botox: Botox injections may be advised to control excessive sweating of the glands.


Oral medicines: In some cases, doctors may prescribe oral medicines to curb sweating.
Specialists: For any other concerns or advice, be sure to consult a physician or dermatologist. In case you are looking for a holistic treatment plan for any health concern, meet one of our team of experts at mfine.

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