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Question: Excessive sweating all over the body for 10+ years

 shoesterix - Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:31 pm


My family lived in Ghana, West Africa, and about 10 years ago, my dad started sweating excessively everywhere, especially on his head, back and face. He can take a shower, and will sweat into this shirt right after showering. He also started sneezing and blowing his nose once he moves from a warm location to a cold location along with the sweating. He's seen many doctors who have prescribed all kinds of allergy medications to herbal medications, but nothing has worked. My dad moved back to China 5 years ago, but still has the same problem. We don't know what causes this, and this condition has really affected his lifestyle. Any recommendations/causes/cure are highly welcome.

Thank you
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:02 pm

User avatar Hi shoesterix,
Signs and symptoms of a particular disorder namely Hyperhidrosis comes to my mind when I hear of profuse sweating. Profuse sweating may occur in the axilla, palms or soles of the feet or may cause sweating in such profuse amounts that sweat soaks through clothing. Has he been evaluated for any endocrine anomolies or infectious disease processes, etc.? I can understand how his condition could be emotionally draining. I would strongly suggest he have an evaluation by a physician to identify the causative factor so appropriate treatment can be obtained. Best wishes!
Theresa Jones, RN

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