Treating Anhidrosis

Due to the nature of anhidrosis if it is linked to a medical problem or to a medication it can be easily treated.  Once the cause of the problem has been established and treated the anhidrosis will also stop.  It is, therefore, very important that you seek a medical professionals opinion if you are at all concerned about the level of your sweating. 

If your anhidrosis is a small isolated area then it is likely that no treatment will be needed.  It is only when the condition affects large areas or your entire body that you need to be worried, and treatment discussed.  There is little that can be done for those who are born with anhidrosis, and as a result you will need to try to stay cool and take measures to prevent any excess heat. To help reduce any over-heating you ought to:

  • Avoid physical exertion in the warmth
  • Try to stay in cool areas, such as in the shade or inside
  • If you are getting too warm spray water over yourself
  • Drink cold water or juices to hydrate yourself and cool down
  • Fan yourself using a paper

If none of these methods help and you are becoming uncomfortable you will need to seek medical help.  Heatstroke can advance and become life-threatening.  It is important that you know what to look out for and ask for help sooner rather than later.

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