In hyperhidrosis (excess sweating), look for a pattern and cause
Lewis P. Stolman, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Medical School, Newark
Address: Lewis P. Stolman MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology, UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School, 290 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039-3931; email: email@example.com
ABSTRACTHyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) can be generalized or localized, and secondary or primary; thus, understanding the pattern can help in finding the cause. Generalized hyperhidrosis may be due to an underlying systemic disease or to medication use. Focal hyperhidrosis is often primary (idiopathic) and triggered by emotional stimuli, although it is not generally a psychiatric disease.