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Help for Excessive Sweating

Smiling WomenSweating is a healthy, essential biologic process, however, in excess it can be extremely embarrassing and significantly impact a person’s quality life – not in a good way. Perspiration does help to regulate body temperature, flush toxins, and fight infection but it is unnecessary in excess... Dr. Amanda Lloyd, a Board-Certified Dermatologist in Encinitas, would love to create a treatment plan with you, so sweating is no longer on your mind and getting in your way.

How Much is Excessive?

The average adult produces about one liter (more than four cups) of sweat in a day. Most of it evaporates immediately. It is natural to sweat more when you exercise, are in a warm environment, or are emotionally stressed.

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which the body creates more perspiration than is necessary. It typically affects the underarms, hands, and feet. Although you are probably aware of the condition if you have it, indications of hyperhidrosis include:

  • Wiping your palms frequently; always before shaking hands
  • Getting sopping wet from mild physical activity
  • Avoiding light colored clothing
  • Keeping a clean shirt in your car or office 

Good News About Hyperhidrosis

Usually harmless – People with hyperhidrosis may sweat up to 14 liters per day, so you should drink extra water to stay hydrated. Otherwise, true hyperhidrosis is generally not a physical health threat. However, it can be a sign of an underlying serious medical condition, so it is important to have a qualified physician evaluate the root cause.

Very treatable – Dr. Amanda Lloyd tailors treatment to your unique situation. Your customized sweat reduction plan may include topical treatments, oral anticholinergics, iontophoresis, Botox injections, or surgery.

Treatment is safe – Your body contains about three million sweat glands. Treatments that eliminate problematic, overactive sweat glands are not harmful to your overall physiology. The goal is simply to reduce perspiration to normal levels.

It is time to control excessive sweating, instead of letting it control your life! Call Skin & Vein Institute at (760) 642-6674.

Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


She can help you look and feel even more amazing in your skin because she is well trained in all aspects of dermatology including laser and cosmetics, skin cancer management including Mohs surgery and cosmetic reconstruction, medical dermatology and venous disease.

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