Diagnosis[ edit ] Symmetry of excessive sweating in hyperhidrosis is most consistent with primary hyperhidrosis. These agents reduce perspiration by denaturing keratin , in turn occluding the pores of the sweat glands. They have a short-lasting effect. Formaldehyde is classified as a probable human carcinogen as its continuous inhalation day after day, year after year, has been linked with nasal and brain cancers, and possibly leukemia. Medications[ edit ] Aluminium chlorohydrate is used in regular antiperspirants.
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Email: rb. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. It is characterized by chronic excessive sweating, not related to the necessity of heat loss. It evolves from a localized hyperactivity of the sympathetic autonomic system and can be triggered by stressful events. In this study, the authors discuss clinical findings, pathophysiological, diagnostic and therapeutic issues clinical and surgical related to palmar hyperhidrosis.
It can affect one or more areas of the body, occurring predominantly in the hands, armpits, feet, head and also in the inguinal region. In situations of stress, anxiety, fear and nervousness, there is worsening of symptoms. PH nomenclature is related to the anatomical locations: face and scalp craniofacial hyperhidrosis , palmar region palmar hyperhidrosis , armpits axillary hyperhidrosis , inguinal region inguinal hyperhidrosis and plantar regions plantar hyperhidrosis.
Improvement after the fourth decade of life is common, and cases that persist after the fifth decade of life are rare. Palms are cold, wet and present color that can ranges from pale to blush. The episode of sweating has abrupt onset, related or not with emotional stressful events, and presents more intensely on the palms and fingers and less intensely in the posterior regions of the hands.
Rapidly, the hands are wet by the droplet detachment, and in some cases there may be swelling of the fingers Figure 1.