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Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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  • Skin has become soggy and wrinkly like after a long bath

  • Skin is moist, soft and breaking down

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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is hyperhidrosis?

This refers to excessive sweating, even in cool weather and when not exercising. This can affect the whole body or only specific parts (e.g. sweaty palms). Hyperhidrosis can occasionally be caused by some thyroid disorders, problems with the nerves, as a side effect of some medication, or most commonly has no known cause (idiopathic).

Symptoms of hyperhidrosis

  • Sweating over a specific part of the body only, e.g. palms, soles, armpits, or face

  • Excess sweating interferes with daily life

  • Skin is moist, soft and breaking down

  • I have been diagnosed with peripheral nerve damage before.

  • I tend to sweat excessively

  • I experience hot flushes or feelings of overheating

  • Palm redness

  • Hands and feet are cold

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hyperhidrosis

  • Do you sweat excessively on certain areas like palms, soles, underarms, and face?

  • Does excessive sweating interfere with your daily activities?

  • Has your skin become soggy and wrinkly after a long bath?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with peripheral nerve damage?

  • Do you tend to sweat excessively?

Treatment for hyperhidrosis

Prescription antiperspirants that can be applied, prescription swabs, or oral medications are the first line of treatment. Other therapies such as botulinum toxin injections may also be considered for localized hyperhidrosis. Surgical methods are generally only considered if other treatments fail.

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  • Macerated skin

  • Hands and feet are cold

References

  • McConaghy JR, Fosselman D. Hyperhidrosis: Management Options. Am Fam Physician. 2018 Jun 1;97(11):729-734. PMID: 30215934.

    https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2018/0601/p729.html

  • Lenefsky M, Rice ZP. Hyperhidrosis and its impact on those living with it. Am J Manag Care. 2018 Dec;24(23 Suppl):S491-S495. PMID: 30589248.

    https://www.ajmc.com/view/hyperhidrosis-and-its-impact--on-those-living-with-it

  • Nawrocki S, Cha J. The etiology, diagnosis, and management of hyperhidrosis: A comprehensive review: Etiology and clinical work-up. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Sep;81(3):657-666. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.12.071. Epub 2019 Jan 31. PMID: 30710604.

    https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(19)30168-9/fulltext

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Reviewed By:

Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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