Hyperhidrosis is characterized by excessive sweating in the palms, soles and sometimes underarms. This is a common problem faced by many individuals. While this condition is generally physiological but sometimes may be associated with other medical conditions, such as thyroid disorders. Therefore, it is always better to seek a consultation from a dermatologist, if one is facing this problem. If hyperhidrosis is associated with underlying medical problems, then that underlying conditions also need to be treated. People who are otherwise healthy, hyperhidrosis can be reduced to achieve a better quality of life in the majority of individuals suffering from this problem.



The condition can be improved by the local application of medication in a milder form of hyperhidrosis. For more severe cases, oral medication or toxin injections may be needed. However, oral medication may have some side effects such as blurred vision, palpitations, and dry mouth. Therefore, it should be consumed only after very careful consideration and upon a dermatologist’s prescription. Nowadays, toxin injections are being used to achieve good control of sweating on the palms, soles, and axillae lasting for several months after each treatment.