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Treating your hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis, also called hypersweating or excessive sweating, is a treatable medical condition. Affected individuals suffer from sweating more than the body would normally need to maintain a normal temperature.

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About Hyperhidrosis

Common causes

Hyperhidrosis may be related to central nervous system overactivity, causing overactive stimulation of local sweat glands, or to an underlying hormonal cause. This skin condition affects approximately 3% of the Canadian population.

Impact on daily life

Hyperhidrosis affects work productivity, confidence, social comfort, emotional well-being and clothing choices. Studies show that Hyperhidrosis affects quality of life similarly or more than other well-known dermatological diseases, such as severe acne or psoriasis.

Hyperhidrosis treatments

Dermago can help you manage your hyperhidrosis

There are treatments available, so you no longer have to live with the inconvenience of hyperhidrosis.

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    Topical Treatments

    Topical antiperspirants temporarily block the sweat ducts on the skin's surface to prevent excessive sweating. Topical antiperspirants are the first line of treatment for hyperhidrosis on the palms, feet and underarms.

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    Iontophoresis to treat hyperhidrosis consists of connecting the affected areas to a low-intensity electric current transmitted by water. The current passes through the skin and interrupts the activity of the sweat glands. Periodic treatments are essential for lasting results.

After eliminating the possibility of underlying conditions, our health care professionals will help you determine the right treatment for you.

Iontophoresis device

Available without a prescription, DermaDry devices can help you treat your hyperhidrosis.

Types of hyperhidrosis

There are 2 different types of hyperhidrosis:

  1. Focal hyperhidrosis

    Focal hyperhidrosis, also called primary hyperhidrosis, its cause is undetermined. This type of hyperhidrosis is localized in at least one of the following areas:

    • The armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis)

    • Hands (palmar hyperhidrosis)

    • The feet (plantar hyperhidrosis)

    • The face (facial hyperhidrosis)

    Although the cause of this type of hyperhidrosis is unknown, the way it affects people seems to be related to the hyperactivity of the central nervous system, causing an overactive stimulation of the local sweat glands.

  2. Generalized hyperhidrosis

    Generalized hyperhidrosis, also known as secondary hyperhidrosis it is, in fact, caused by another underlying problem such as

    • endocrine problems

    • menopause

    • obesity

    • nerve damage

    • certain types of medication

    This type of hyperhidrosis usually develops over the entire body and is usually handled by treating the underlying condition.

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  1. dermago online step 1 - file

    Create your file

    Complete the online form at your convenience. Please be specific in your answers so that the team has all the necessary information.

  2. dermago online step 2 - photos

    Send your photos

    Use quality photos. Pictures of your skin condition to be treated should be clear and well-lit.

  3. dermago online step 3 - questions and answers

    Ask your questions

    Use our secure messaging system to communicate directly and privately with the medical team.

  4. dermago online step 4 - treatment

    Begin your treatment

    Your prescription will be sent directly to your pharmacy. The pharmacist will contact you when it is ready for pick-up.

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