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Hyperhidrosis, otherwise known as excessive sweating, happens when the body produces more sweat than normal. It usually affects the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet and underarms. This can be uncomfortable and affect a child’s ability to participate in sports or even hold a pen. 

Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis

  • Frequent, noticeable, excessive sweating that can soak through clothing
  • Abnormally excessive and bothersome perspiration on the feet, underarms, head or face
  • Clamminess or dripping of sweat droplets on the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet

Causes of Hyperhidrosis

  • Eccrine glands which produce sweat occur over most of the body and open directly onto the surface of the skin.

Treatments for Hyperhidrosis

  • Prescription antiperspirant
  • Iontophoresis
  • OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox)
  • Anticholinergic drugs
  • Surgery

If you feel your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact Florida Center for Pediatric Dermatology at 407.303.1687 or through our online contact form.