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Question: Excessive sweating from my head

 earland7 - Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:30 pm

I really sweat heavily from my head for just about any reason, from being nervous to excercising, and the rest of my body has little or no sweat. This has been going on for as long as I can remember.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:06 am

User avatar Hello,Little or no sweat on the rest part of your body may be due to congenital problem called anhidrosis.This can be all over or localized.Since these areas do not sweat the body needs the cooling mechanisms from the unaffected sites.This could explain your excessive sweating on the head and face.
While you should be fine otherwise you should be careful in summer because the chances of heat stroke could be high with this anomaly.Do get to a doctor if you become giddy after a workout or much sun and excess sweating or goose pimples in warm weather.Best wishes.

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