Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Belinda | 2010/11/16

Q.

sweaty hands

my grandaughter who is eight years old suffers with permanent sweaty hands and she continues to blow on her hands to cool them. What is the cause and what can be used to get rid of this problem.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very distressing and difficult problem which is known as 'hyperhidrosis'. It seems to be more common in girls. The cause is usually not obvious but may be due to a problem with the nerve contol of the sweat glands.You can get quite effective roll-on antiperspirants for this problem so speak to your pharmacist. Read about 'Hyperhidrosis' on Google. Sometimes an operation is required to permanently cure this problem but this is only done in adults.

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