Many people worry about controlling sweat — the multi-billion dollar antiperspirant and deodorant market attests to that — but for certain people, it’s a socially debilitating problem. Robert Stern, chief of dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says that treatment for excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, depends on what triggers it and where it occurs in the body. Generalized sweating could be an indication of a thyroid problem or other underlying disease, which should be ruled out by a doctor.
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