We hear about this problem a lot and we want to help you find potential treatment and relief. The first step is to determine whether an underlying medical condition or a medication may be the root of the problem.
With any type of sweating problem, it is important to find a physician who is knowledgeable about hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). This is particularly true regarding all-over sweating (often termed secondary generalized sweating). A physician, such as a dermatologist, can look at your medical history, provide an examination, run any necessary tests, consider any medications you may be taking (remember to tell your doctor about all medications you're using – including over-the-counter and herbal/natural products) and provide other professional insights.
To help you and your physician investigate your sweating problem, we've compiled lists of medications that can cause secondary hyperhidrosis (excess perspiration or sweating) as a side effect, and a list of diseases and conditions that can cause secondary hyperhidrosis. Of course, not everyone who takes one of these medications or who suffers from one of these conditions will experience excessive sweating. The lists are provided as a starting point for a discussion with a physician.