Stop Sweating It: The Truth Behind Hyperhidrosis

Skin Disorders Phoenix, AZWhether it’s before a big work meeting, an interview, a blind date, or any other nerve-wracking thing in your life, sweating is normal. In fact, sweating is how your body regulates its temperature and gets rid of harmful toxins in the process. However, if you find that you sweat more than normal, you may be suffering from a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. So, what is this medical condition and how can Dr. Toni Stockton at Stockton Dermatology treat it?

How Is It Caused?

It’s safe to say that if you knew how your excessive sweating was caused, you would do whatever you could to stop it from happening. The causes of hyperhidrosis include but are not limited to the following:

  • A family history of sweating
  • Medications
  • Supplements or foods

How Is It Diagnosed?

Everybody sweats but not everybody suffers from hyperhidrosis. During an examination with Dr. Toni Stockton, she will analyze your skin and take a closer look at your sweat glands to see if they are producing more sweat than normal.

How Is It Treated?

Depending on how severe your sweating is and where you sweat from, will help Dr. Toni Stockton land on a treatment option. Treatment for hyperhidrosis includes Botox, surgery, antiperspirants, and prescription medication.

  • Botox: Botox isn’t just used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Botox works to temporarily block the chemical signals from the brain to the armpits.
  • Surgery: In some rare cases, Dr. Toni Stockton may recommend surgery to permanently block off your sweat glands. Because only some of your sweat glands will be blocked off, it’s a safe procedure that won’t affect your body’s ability to regulate temperature.
  • Antiperspirants: Antiperspirant deodorants are great at stopping your underarm sweat at the surface level. Although effective in most people, antiperspirants are not always strong enough for hyperhidrosis patients.
  • Prescription Medications: Oral and topical prescription medications can sometimes be used to treat hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that’s luckily easily treatable with the help of Dr. Toni Stockton at Stockton Dermatology. To learn more about hyperhidrosis or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Toni Stockton’s office today!

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