Primary Hyperhidrosis in Children: A Review of Therapeutics

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Primary hyperhidrosis, an idiopathic disease that commonly affects the palms, soles, axillae, and/or craniofacial region, is characterized by perspiration in excess of what is required for physiologic cooling. This disease begins in childhood or adolescence and negatively impacts emotional, physical, and psychological well-being. This review explores current therapeutic options for primary hyperhidrosis in the pediatric population, including topical therapies, oral therapies, non-surgical and surgical interventions, and adjunctive therapies. In addition, this review identifies new and emerging treatments and highlights the need for further research and therapeutic options for this impactful disease

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medical student

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