Hyperhidrosis Checklist

February 22, 2019 2 min read

Hyperhidrosis Checklist | Ejis

Hyperhidrosis is the medical name for excessive sweating. It can disrupt your life, affect your career, and even lead to feelings of isolation. If you sweat a lot and have never spoken to your doctor about it, view our checklist below. It is designed to educate you about the signs and symptoms of hyperhidrosis.

Signs and Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis

Do you experience any of these issues?

  • Clammy or wet palms and soles
  • Frequent unexplainable sweating
  • Sweat-soaked clothing
  • Fungal or bacterial skin infections
  • Worries about clothing stains
  • Fear of physical contact with others
  • Self-conscious about sweating or odor
  • Social isolation due to sweating
  • Depression and anxiety from sweating
  • Career limitations due to fear of physical contact or human interaction
  • A constant need to change clothing
  • Persistently wiping away sweat
  • Wearing bulky or dark clothes to avoid sweat marks
Types of Hyperhidrosis - Primary Focal and Secondary Generalized

#2 – Two Types of Hyperhidrosis

There are two categories of hyperhidrosis:

  • Primary focal hyperhidrosis: Localized sweating occurs in “focal” areas such as the arm pits, palms, feet and groin.
  • Secondary generalized hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating occurs throughout the entire body.

#3 – Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis

Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis

Primary HH generally occurs in the following areas:

  • Armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis)
  • Head and face (craniofacial hyperhidrosis)
  • Palms and feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis)
  • Groin (inguinal, or Hexsel’s hyperhidrosis)
  • Scalp, face, neck, or chest immediately after eating certain foods (gustatory hyperhidrosis)

Discerning factors of primary hyperhidrosis include:

  • In most cases, excessive sweating appears during adolescence.
  • It can be genetic so other family members may also have the condition.
  • Excessive sweating does not tend to occur during sleep.
  • It affects both sides of the body equally.
Secondary Generalized Hyperhidrosis

Secondary hyperhidrosis causes sweating throughout the entire body. It is related to an underlying medical condition or use of certain medications.

Conditions can include:

  • Acute febrile infection
  • Adrenal cancer
  • Alcoholism
  • Cancers of the chest cavity
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diabetes
  • Encephalitis
  • Gout
  • HIV
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hyperpituitarism
  • Lymphoma
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Shingles
  • Stroke
  • Substance abuse
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Tuberculosis

Medications for secondary hyperhidrosis can include:

  • Anticholinesterases (for Alzheimer’s disease)
  • Antidepressants
  • Anxiolytic drugs for anxiety
  • Asthma inhalers like albuterol
  • Celebrex (celecoxib)
  • Depo-Provera birth control pills
  • Insulin used to manage diabetes
  • Methadone for heroin addiction
  • Migraine medications including Triptan and sumatriptan
  • Opioids like Vicodin and Oxycontin
  • Salagen (pilocarpine) for glaucoma
  • Propranol for angina and hypertension
  • Testosterone
  • Thyroid-regulating drugs
Common Hyperhidrosis Sweat Patterns

#4 – Know Your Hyperhidrosis Sweating Patterns

Consider which of the following scenarios best matches your sweating patterns.

Scenario 1: Since puberty you have experienced excessive sweating, regardless of the temperature or situation. The sweat only appears in specific areas of your body. This is a common scenario among people with primary focal hyperhidrosis.

Scenario 2: The amount of sweat you produce is much greater than usual, and it occurs all over; not in a localized area. This is a common scenario among people with secondary generalized hyperhidrosis.

Now that you know more about the signs and symptoms of hyperhidrosis, we encourage you to take the next step: Speak to your doctor about your excessive sweating and learn about your medical options to manage hyperhidrosis.

In the meantime, try out the sweat proof clothing from Ejis.

 

 



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