It can be uncomfortable enough dealing with sweat in your day-to-day life caused by anxiety, illness, or heat, especially here in the Florida heat. If you’re one of the many people living with hyperhidrosis, then you know this discomfort all too well. Even when you aren’t in the midst of a hard workout or lounging under the sun, your body will sweat more than you’d like, causing you to feel uncomfortable and sometimes even have to change outfits. And that’s just no way to live your life. Thankfully, there are treatments for hyperhidrosis in Tampa, FL, right here at Scannon Dermatology.
Our team of exceptional clinical dermatologists offers next-level dermatologic care for hyperhidrosis in both Tampa and Dade City at our state-of-the-art skin and cancer centers. Under the expert care of Dr. Michael A. Scannon, countless patients have found relief from the dermatologic issues they faced, and you can too. So, if you’re currently living with hyperhidrosis or think you may have it, we’ll work on a unique solution personalized directly to your needs.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis refers to abnormal and excessive perspiration (sweating) that is not linked to your body temperature or level of recent physical activity. Hyperhidrosis sweating is also not directly linked to perspiration caused by stress or anxiety—however, it can certainly exacerbate it. Hyperhidrosis can cause excessive sweating to occur all over the body but most commonly affects an individual’s face and underarms.
Though hyperhidrosis itself isn’t a serious condition, excessive sweating is frequently a symptom of other conditions. As such, we highly recommend receiving a proper diagnosis before running under the assumption that it is simply hyperhidrosis—and our clinical dermatologists in Tampa, FL, would be happy to help with that.
What Causes Hyperhidrosis?
There are two types of hyperhidrosis that one can be afflicted with: primary hyperhidrosis and secondary hyperhidrosis. Currently, there are no discernable medical causes for the onset of primary hyperhidrosis. It is simply a product of genetics and typically remains as something passed down within a family. What is known is that it is triggered by a fault within a body’s nerve signals which instructs the sweat glands to become overactive, producing the excessive sweat that hyperhidrosis is known for.
However, there is much more known about secondary hyperhidrosis, which is typically caused as a symptom of some other underlying condition. It is most commonly caused by complications with the following conditions:
- Heart Disease
- Thyroid Problems
- Some Forms of Cancer
- Nervous System Disorders
It may also be a result of certain medications, such as:
- Pain Relievers
- Diabetes Medication
- Hormonal Medications
- Anti-anxiety Medications
Treatment for Hyperhidrosis Diagnoses
There are a variety of treatments, some of which are less invasive than others, that our clinical dermatologists may recommend depending on your unique hyperhidrosis diagnosis. Less severe cases of hyperhidrosis can be treated through antiperspirants and other prescription medications. Meanwhile, more severe cases may need certain injections or surgeries to reduce or nullify the symptoms of hyperhidrosis.
Resolve Your Hyperhidrosis With Scannon Dermatology Today
The best way to know what hyperhidrosis treatment will work best for you is by talking to one of our expert clinical dermatologists here at Scannon Dermatology. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Michael A. Scannon and Dr. Stefanie Altmann today for more information about our hyperhidrosis treatments.
Our skin and cancer centers are located conveniently in both Tampa and Dade City, FL. Please feel free to contact us at 813-877-4811 or by booking your next appointment through our convenient online form.