Sweating is the body’s way of cooling down and is necessary to prevent overheating. However, overactive sweat glands that produce more sweat than your body needs can cause discomfort, anxiety, and embarrassment. Excessive sweating -- called hyperhidrosis -- can also result in irritating and painful skin problems, such as infections and chronic peeling.

Duke dermatologists are skilled at diagnosing the underlying cause of excessive sweating and treating even the most complex cases of hyperhidrosis in adults and children. Our doctors work closely with you to develop a personalized plan to treat your condition and improve your quality of life.