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Excessive sweating in hands and feet, Palmar hyperhidrosis, frequent allergies - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   HI
User :   my palm gets swetty...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is dat due to any sort of defficiency?
Doctor :   I shall explain this to you.
Doctor :   Can you brief me a little about your problem?
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Since when are you having this symptom?
User :   age: 26 M
User :   i ve this since my childhood...
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor in the past for this problem?
User :   since its sweaty, and if i am in a colder environment.. my palms get unuassually cold...
User :   not yet...
User :   similarly my foot sweat as well...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any medical illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems?
User :   i do not have any of the above issues..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   ys.. pls go ahead..
Doctor :   Excessive sweating of the palm/sole is described medically as palmar hyperhidrosis
Doctor :   This condition occur due to autonomic nervous system problem.
User :   oh..ok...
Doctor :   The cause for this autonomic nervous system abnormality is most often attributed to genetic factor.
Doctor :   Occasionally certain medical conditions such as hyperthyroidisms, cushing's syndrome, diabetes and so on\
Doctor :   are known factors that can contribute to this problem.
User :   i guess i might get dibetic since its genetic in my family..
User :   esp. maternal side..
Doctor :   Cushing's syndrome is an illness commonly seen in children.
Doctor :   However thyroid needs to be checked.
User :   i ve not chekd it yet.. but my mom has that too..
Doctor :   If they are normal, then this conditions is treated symptomatically using anti sweat lotions.
User :   oh..okay...
User :   i donot have any problem due to this yet.. but juz curious to kno y it is so...
Doctor :   you can use drysol solutions which contain aluminium chloride.
Doctor :   They can help in reducing the sweating.
Doctor :   If they don't help, then there are medication which affect this autonomic nervous symptoms
Doctor :   they are useful.
Doctor :   But those medications come with side effects.
User :   oh.. :-)
Doctor :   Surgery is the treatment if you are planning for permanent cure.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
User :   yes.. Doc..
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   but wasnt aware of the things u ve juz xplained to me...
User :   thnx for the info..
Doctor :   It is not a major problem, if you do not have any other associated symptoms.
Doctor :   So do not worry.
Doctor :   Pleasure helping you.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   sure.. , i ve a 2nd query as well..
Doctor :   Proceed.
User :   i ve problems with nose.... its too allergic/sensitive...
Doctor :   Can you elaborate?
User :   ys sure...
User :   i am allergic to even mild change in temperature or even some slight impact to my nose...
User :   nose
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i get cold too often and easily..
User :   to mention, i ve sinus...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes...
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor for this problem?
User :   yes... but i want a permanent cure for this...
User :   all the medications work temporarily...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   yes sir....
Doctor :   Nasal congestion is a symptoms that is affected commonly due to multiple chronic problems.
Doctor :   While the most cause is allergic rhinnitis,
Doctor :   other factors such as vasomotor rhinnitis - which again is due to autonomic dysfunction is a cause.
Doctor :   Apart from this, previous nasal condition such as deviated nasal septum, sinusitis contribute to the symptoms.
Doctor :   To be frank, this is a condition that cannot be completely stopped.
User :   ok.. i think der is a slight block on my right nasal spectum... due to a bone growth
User :   due to wich i always have a 30-60% blocked nose...
Doctor :   There are various treatment options available such as preventing allergies, nasal drops, nasal sprays, steam inhalation, oral antihistamines, decongestants are available to control the symptoms.
User :   also, wen i sleep @ night my nose gets blocked... wat i do is sleep on side till the time the other nose gets blocked... and repeat the same...
Doctor :   As you have noticed they all work in giving symptomatic relief.
Doctor :   Surgical treatment is the next appropriate step, if the symptoms occur very frequently.
User :   ok... how effective will dis be doc...??
User :   will der be a good result...
Doctor :   Various surgeries such as correcting the extra bone growth, stripping a layer of mucosa, correcting sinusitis will be useful here.
Doctor :   However one cannot guarantee 100% cure.
Doctor :   Only thing I can say is that they are far more effective then medical drugs in reducing the frequency of symptoms and reducing the severity of your symptom.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   ok...
User :   dis is the problem which affects me more.....
User :   lots of sneezing, sucking the mucus of my nose...etc...
Doctor :   I suggest you to get evaluated by an ENT surgeon.
Doctor :   He will be the best person who can tell you if a surgical treatment is essential.
User :   ok.. doc....
Doctor :   If he is of opinion, that surgery is really necessary, then I suggest you to go for it.
User :   sure doc, i will consult one....
User :   thanks, that was informative as well..
Doctor :   You will find the surgery more effective than medications, though not completely but atleast 40 to 60% of problem will be relieved.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   sure i do....
User :   thanks doc...
User :   i am dnoe with my queries...
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Have a nice day
User :   my pleasure...
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye.
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