Facial Sweating (Facial Hyperhidrosis)

Hyperhidrosis affects every sufferer in a different way, and some find that they sweat in specified areas.  One common area that can prove troublesome is the face, and facial sweating is an incredibly visual form of hyperhidrosis.  Facial sweating can cause real problems for you and can prove to be very embarrassing in social situations as it is not something that you can easily hide.  Women might find that they can’t wear make up on a day to day basis, and men might find that they are taken less seriously by women.  Excess sweating on the face can appear simply as moisture, but can also make you appear red in the face, drawing even more attention to the problem.  This can become very problematic, and can cause serious confidence knocks, many people link a red face to those who are overweight, but Hyperhidrosis of the face can affect anyone of any weight. 

Causes of Facial Sweating

There are a number of reasons why you might experience high levels of facial sweating, and many different triggers that might cause the problems. 

These include:

  • Nervous sweating
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Secondary Hyperhidrosis
  • Exercise
  • Anxiety

If you are concerned about the amount of sweat that you are experiencing on your face then it is a good idea to visit your General Practitioner to determine what the cause could be.  It might be that you don’t have a problem at all and are worrying needlessly.

Seeking Help

If you suffer from facial Hyperhidrosis it is important that you visit your GP to ensure that it is not a form of secondary Hyperhidrosis caused by a medical problem.  If they agree that you are sweating abnormally then they are likely to give you a thorough examination to eliminate the threat of other disease.  If you are found to be suffering from secondary Hyperhidrosis then once the cause has been treated your facial sweating will stop. 

Booking an appointment with your GP is easy, and can be done over the phone.  To start with you ought to seek the advice of your regular doctor.  If they are unsure as to your sweat problem then they may in turn refer you to a dermatologist, a skin expert, for further advice.

After your consultation your doctor will be able to give you some advice on how best to tackle your Hyperhidrosis.  Facial sweating is very difficult to cover up, but there are ways that you can help to prevent too much sweating.

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