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What causes excessive sweating of the soles and palms?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Sweating of sole and palm most of the time, no matter what is the surrounding environment as cold or hot.Please solve my problem.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Treatment of excessive sweating

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Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
Excessive Sweating of palms and soles can occur as a normal phenomenon in some individuals or in persons suffering from diabetes, thyroid disorders and increased uric acid.
I would recommend you to get your blood sugar levels, thyroid function tests and serum uric acid levels checked to rule out these diseases.
In cases of excessive sweating I recommend my patients to apply aluminium chloride hexahydrate lotion like aldry lotion on the palms and soles at night and wash them off in the morning.
In severe cases I recommend them to take oral medication like tablet oxybutinin 2.5 mg twice daily for 4-6 weeks.
These are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
You can also consult a dermatologist and go for botox injections.
These are also effective in the treatment of sweating but need to be repeated every 6-9 months.
These are the various measures which can help you in dealing with sweating.
Regards
Dr Asmeet

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