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Have sweating palms, feet, sometimes dry apply moisturiser, seen in family. Cure?

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i am 32 year old unmarried male having a sweat problem, in palms and feet.Sometime my palms and feet become too dry.when it is dry,i have an urge to make it wet so i apply vaseline to moisturise my feet.In my family my dad and sister has it.What is the cure,could you suggest any treatment and recommend any hospitals in Bangalore.



Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Hello, Welcome to Health care Magic
From your history i gather that you have excessive sweating from palms and feet and sometimes dryness.You are having Palmoplantar hyperhidrosis. If you are having increased sweating only when you are anxious or stressed then you need to see a psychiatrist. He will help you with de stressing methods, exercises and medications to help you control your anxiety. But if your sweating is present throughout, no matter whether you are anxious or not, you should see a dermatologist.
It is better to get your sugar levels and thyroid status checked. There are treatments to help you like topical application of aluminium chlorohydrate lotion, tap water iontophoresis and botox (Botulinum) injections. In my experience Iontophoresis is very effective and affordable. Botox is effective but very expensive as you need a lot of units to be injected and the results last for 4 to 6 months.
In Bangalore you can go to St. John's Medical college where iontophoresis is available
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Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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