Monday, April 9, 2012

Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Hyperhidrosis is a condition of excessive sweating that occurs due to the impaired operation of sweat glands. It may be an additional aggravating factor in various skin diseases (fungal and pyogenic infections and contact dermatitis).

Clinical presentation / diagnosis
Disturbance of glands with internal secretion (endocrine dysfunction) such as. hyperthyroidism (increased secretion of the thyroid gland) or disorders of CNS (central nervous system) can cause generalized hyperhidrosis, which is often associated with fever.

Localized hyperhidrosis typically occurs in healthy persons in the palms, soles, armpits, groin or inflammatory regions, can be a psychogenic origin. Affected skin is pink to blue-white color, and in severe cases the skin, especially the feet, can occur maceration, fissures and flaking. Bromhidroza is a condition where the skin has to smell as a result of decomposition of sweat and dead skin cells caused by the action of bacteria and fungi.

Generalized hyperhidrosis is actually cure the underlying disease that is underlying this disorder. Systemic anticholinergics (medications that affect the reduced secretion of sweat glands) work only temporarily, and can have problematic side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, difficulty urinating.
Localized hyperhidrosis treated with aluminum chloride application twice a week, at night, occlusion of the skin dry armpits, palms or soles. If this therapy does not help, can possibly solve the surgical approach - removing the concentrated group of glands in the armpits.


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