Excessive Sweating

Excessive Sweating

Excessive Sweating services offered in Fort Worth, TX

Sweating is how your body keeps cool. But if you sweat too much, even when you’re not hot, you might have excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). Michael Bailey, DO, is an experienced family medicine practitioner who provides treatments for excessive sweating at Elite Health Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Call the private medical practice today or schedule your excessive sweating consultation online.

Excessive Sweating Q & A

What is excessive sweating?

Excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, is a medical condition in which you sweat too much. Sweating is an essential bodily function that prevents you from overheating.

However, people with the condition sweat more than normal, even when there’s no need to cool down. Excessive sweating occurs when the sweat glands become overactive. This can happen due to an underlying health condition (diabetes-related nerve damage) or emotions (anxiety).

What are the symptoms of excessive sweating?

Symptoms of excessive sweating vary. For some, the abnormal sweating only happens occasionally, while others may experience too much sweating daily.

Common symptoms of excessive sweating include:

  • Sweat pooling under your arms or on your back
  • Sweat seeping through your clothes
  • Sweat beads on your forehead or nose
  • Clammy hands and feet

Excessive sweating can also cause body odor or skin itching.

If you have symptoms of excessive sweating, Dr. Bailey can help.

What happens during an excessive sweating evaluation?

Dr. Bailey works up a complete history, reviews your symptoms, and completes a physical exam when you come to his private medical practice with concerns about hyperhidrosis.

Dr. Bailey also runs lab work to confirm or rule out an underlying medical condition that might explain your symptoms.

Dr. Bailey can often diagnose excessive sweating after your history and physical. But he might request additional tests to determine the areas of the body where the excessive sweating is happening and how much sweat your body is producing.

Tests can include a starch-iodine test (turns blue in areas where you have excessive sweating) or a paper test (measuring the amount you sweat).

What are excessive sweating treatments?

Dr. Bailey customizes your excessive sweating treatment based on how severe your symptoms are and what’s causing them. Treatment can include:

  • More frequent bathing
  • Wearing breathable clothing
  • Prescription antiperspirants
  • Antidepressants to reduce anxiety
  • Clinical wipes
  • Botox® injections (temporarily stops sweat gland activity)
  • Radio-Frequency Laser Treatment

Dr. Bailey works closely with you, developing a treatment plan that reduces your symptoms and improves your quality of life.

Call the office today or schedule a consultation online to learn about excessive sweating treatments at Elite Health Center.