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My girlfriend and I are profuse sweaters .....while I sweat uncontrollably after physical activity .....my gf who is 20,sweats through her palms when she's nervous (she is very sensitive about her appearance) or aroused,I have no issues with this but she is awfully concious and embarrased about it.any suggestions as to how to stop the sweating in her palms?
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Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis.

It may be primary (without known cause and usually starts during childhood or adolescence and persists all life) or secondary (as part of an underlying condition like Hyperthyroidism or similar endocrine diseases and dermatological conditions like eczema, psoriasis).

You and your girlfriend should get your thyroid status checked. Treatment usually involves antiperspirants like aluminium chloride (20-25%) in 70-90% alcohol, Iontophoresis (applying low intensity electric to the palms and/or soles immersed in an electrolyte solution), botox treatment and surgery if none of the above methods are helpful. There are no specific drugs available for this.

Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon.

Wishing you good health.

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