Dr. Jacob Mashiah offers tips for optimally treating patients with sweating disease.
Dr. Jacob Mashiah offers tips for optimally treating patients with sweating disease. (Victor Koldunov - stock.adobe.com)
When treating adult patients’ sweating disease, it’s important to determine the type of hyperhidrosis and decide whether it is primary or secondary hyperhidrosis, according to Jacob Mashiah, M.D., director of The Pediatric Dermatology Unit, Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
“This is important [because] if the hyperhidrosis is secondary, then finding the cause will solve a problem which can be of great importance in addition to solving the sweating,” according to Dr. Mashiah, who presented “Sweating diseases of adults and their treatments” during the “Sweating, too much and too little” panel Saturday, March 2, at the 2019 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. “Additionally, the negative impact of hyperhidrosis on patients’ lives should be kept in mind – emphasize the need to find a solution for this problem.”
Dermatologists should keep these things in mind for optimally treating patients with sweating disease, according to Dr. Mashiah:
Dr. Mashiah reports no relevant disclosures.