Pediatric Hyperhidrosis Surgery

Treating a Sweating Disorder Caused by the Nervous System

Sweating is an important process to help the body lower its temperature. Sometimes sweating can become excessive and affect a child’s or teen's life. 

Hyperhidrosis is a sweating disorder caused by the nervous system. This type of sweating is not a response to body temperature, anxiety or weight. 

Hyperhidrosis can make it difficult to perform normal tasks such as writing, driving and playing sports.

Hyperhidrosis can cause symptoms such as:

  • Excessive and continuous sweat (mainly hands, feet and armpits)
  • Night sweats with no apparent cause

Treatment

The first step in treatment for hyperhidrosis usually involves a topical medication (one that goes the skin) or oral medications. If a topical or oral treatment does not work, Botox or a permanent surgical option might be recommended.

Our surgeons can perform a minimally invasive procedure to stop excessive sweating. This surgery involves a small incision (cut). The surgeon will cut the nerves that are causing the sweating. This procedure is usually outpatient, which means most patients will go home the same day. Many patients can return to normal activities within a few days. The surgery can provide an immediate and permanent solution without affecting sensation or movement abilities. 

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