Update on pediatric hyperhidrosis

Authors

  • Jennifer R. S. Gordon,

    1. Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Austin, Austin, Texas
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  • Samantha E. Hill

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Austin, Austin, Texas
    2. Pediatric Dermatology, Dell Children's Medical Center, Austin, Texas
    • Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Samantha Hill, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Austin, Austin, TX 78701, USA, or email: jrsgordon@gmail.com; shill@sfcaustin.com

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Abstract

Hyperhidrosis is a common and under-recognized disease in the pediatric population that has a significant impact on quality of life. Focal and generalized forms of hyperhidrosis exist, which can be idiopathic or secondary to underlying medical conditions or medications. Treatment is tailored to the specific patient needs, characteristics and goals. These include topical preparations, iontophoresis, botulinum toxin and anticholinergic medications.

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