Primary hyperhidrosis

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What is primary hyperhidrosis?

Primary hyperhidrosis usually has an onset during childhood or adolescence. Primary hyperhidrosis may also be described as palmar, plantar, axillary, or craniofacial, each of which has its own clinical characteristics.

Common symptoms reported by people with primary hyperhidrosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with primary hyperhidrosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
primary hyperhidrosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Acupan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Artane)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
primary hyperhidrosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin D Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with primary hyperhidrosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with primary hyperhidrosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for primary hyperhidrosis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
primary hyperhidrosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Acupan)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Artane)
Perceived effectiveness
for primary hyperhidrosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth vision loss
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
primary hyperhidrosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin D Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with primary hyperhidrosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has primary hyperhidrosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 18
30s 19
40s 9
50s 5
60s 4
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 33
Female 23

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6
Not Diagnosed 21

These charts show data from primary hyperhidrosis patients who have completed their condition history
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