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[hyper- + hidrosis] Greater than normal sweating considering the ambient temperature. SEE: bromidrosis; SEE: sweat
ETIOLOGY The sweating may be caused by stimulants, sepsis, hyperthyroidism, menopausal hot flashes, obesity, intense activation of the sympathetic nervous system, and other conditions.
TREATMENT If the sweating is due to a systemic disease, appropriate therapy for that condition is indicated. If localized, application of a 20% solution of aluminum chloride hexahydrate in absolute alcohol at night with occlusive dressings is helpful. The dressed sites must be dried before application and the salt washed away in the morning.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Hyperhidrosis, Hyperhydrosis." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751603/all/hyperhydrosis.
Hyperhidrosis, hyperhydrosis. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751603/all/hyperhydrosis. Accessed September 18, 2019.
Hyperhidrosis, hyperhydrosis. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751603/all/hyperhydrosis
Hyperhidrosis, Hyperhydrosis [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 September 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/751603/all/hyperhydrosis.
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