I looked up the sweaty hands thing on WebMD, and I found something about
"hyperhidrosis" and I'm including a part of the article:
"How do you stop it? The simplest remedy is an antiperspirant, which can be used on hands and feet as well as in the underarm area. Over-the-counter versions work well. If these don't prove strong enough, you can ask your doctor for a prescript
ion-strength version. And if that doesn't help, your doctor may suggest a tranquilizer (such as Valium) for those special occasions when you know you're likely to be extra nervous -- a job interview, some kind of public speaking, or even a first date.
In particularly stubborn cases, we may have to try other approaches. One option is surgery to remove sweat glands in the affected area. Another is to inject small amounts of Botox -- botulinum toxin -- to block the nerves that trigger sweat glands. This treatment must be repeated every 6 to 8 months, however, and the injections can be painful, especially in the palms and feet. Finally, if all else fails for sweaty hands, a surgical procedure may be performed to sever the nerves to the affected sweat glands. However, this is a serious operation that carries with it the risk of complications.
In my experience, the simplest and most cost-effective way to turn off the faucet is a treatment called iontophoresis. This involves applying a low-level electrical current to the affected area, which essentially blocks the sweat duct. For many patients, a one-time treatment may control excessive sweating for good.
The bottom line: Don't worry too much if stress leaves you with sweaty palms and damp circles under your arms. Make the right moves and you can stay dry. You shouldn't have to sweat it forever.
Lewis P. Stolman, MD, is associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a member of the Dermatology and Laser Center of Northern New Jersey. He recently published a review of treatments for hyperhidrosis in the journal Dermatologic Clinics, October 1998.
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The antiperspirant thing sounds like a nice cheap idea to me, I never would have known that you can use that on hands, feet, etc.... As for the tumor thing, I agree with hands
open that he should not have mentioned that until he has done some testing first... especially to someone with anxiety!!!!! Besides, it probably isn't that at all! When I first got my vertigo the first thing they did was MRI and EEG looking for brain tumor.. which of course it WAS NOT, but I worried like mad until the tests came back. I know it's hard not to worry, but try not to... remember, doctors sometimes are not so sensitive, and speak without thinking, not realizing what it is doing to the patient! ((((Big Hugs)))) and let us know how you are doing,
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