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Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. Sweating is necessary to keep the body cool; however, it should not interfere with a person's ability to interact and function.

If you are dealing with excessive sweating, the experienced dermatologists at Jefferson can provide a personalized treatment plan that may include a combination of prescription antiperspirants, medications and a minimally invasive procedure called thoracic sympathectomy in which sympathetic nerve tissue in your chest cavity that causes the sweating is destroyed. Our dermatologists will work with Jefferson neurologists, neurosurgeons and thoracic surgeons to help treat this condition.

Our dermatologists treat all types of skin disorders in adults as well as in children in a recently expanded pediatric dermatology section. Specially trained physicians utilize advanced conventional, Mohs and laser surgical techniques to provide patients with the most flexible options for effective treatment of a wide range of skin conditions and for removal of skin lesions.