Hyperhidrosis is a sweating disorder caused by the nervous system. This type of sweating is not a due to body temperature, anxiety or weight.
Hyperhidrosis can make it difficult to perform normal tasks such as writing, driving and playing sports. Hyperhidrosis can cause symptoms such as:
- Excessive and continuous sweat—mainly on the hands, feet and armpits
- Night sweats with no apparent cause
The first step in treatment for hyperhidrosis usually involves a topical or oral medicine. If medicine doesn’t work, surgery may be recommended.
At Children’s, our surgeons can perform a minimally invasive surgery to stop excessive sweating by making a small cut in the nerves causing the sweating. This procedure is usually outpatient, meaning most patients will go home the same day. Many patients can return to normal activities within a few days. This surgery can provide an immediate and permanent solution with little to no side effects.