Excessive sweating

Duke dermatologists are widely recognized as leaders in diagnosing and treating patients with hyperhidrosis, the medical term for excessive sweating that interferes with everyday activities. Whether your condition is mild or severe, our doctors work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that yields the best results and helps you resume an active, healthy life.

Recognized leaders in hyperhidrosis

Sweating is the body’s way of cooling down and is necessary to prevent overheating. However, if you experience overactive sweat glands that produce more sweat than your body needs, it can be embarrassing, cause discomfort and anxiety, and increase your avoidance of social situations. Excessive sweating can also result in irritating and painful skin problems, such as infections and chronic peeling.

Our doctors are skilled at diagnosing the underlying cause of excessive sweating, and treating even the most complex cases of hyperhidrosis in adults and children. Our goal is to relieve your symptoms, restore your positive self-image, and improve your quality of life.

Choose Duke dermatologists for your treatment of your excessive sweating because we offer:

  • Experience. Our doctors have successfully diagnosed and managed care for patients with hyperhidrosis for decades. We offer aggressive care and the latest therapies for excessive sweating so that you can get back to enjoying life.
  • Specialized care for children and teens. Hyperhidrosis affects children, often during adolescence or in the teenage years. Our doctors help many children keep excessive sweating under control, so they can feel confident, enjoy time with friends, and resume an active life.



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