The Center For Hyperhidrosis

There is now a proven surgical solution for hyperhidrosis. This condition, which manifests itself as excessively sweaty hands, feet, or armpits, is now curable through cutting edge medical technology. The procedure is available and in practice at The Center for Hyperhidrosis in Beverly Hills, California.

Here Dr. Rafael Reisfeld, one of the world’s leading experts on hyperhidrosis, can eliminate the discomfort and embarrassment of excessive sweating with a simple outpatient surgical procedure. The surgical procedures for hyperhidrosis are finely-tuned and take advantage of the latest endoscopic techniques, many developed and refined by Dr. Reisfeld himself.

Dr. Reisfeld performs the procedures on a daily basis, and is a world authority in this field. Dr. Reisfeld has performed the ETS and ELS procedures more than any other doctor in the U.S.

Popular Questions:

  1. How do I know if my sweating is considered hyperhidrosis?
  2. Can hyperhidrosis be cured on it’s own?
  3. What is the success rate of ETS?
  4. How much does the surgery cost?
  5. Can hyperhidrosis be corrected?
  6. Can all types of hyperhidrosis be cured with one operation?
  7. Does my child have hyperhidrosis?
  8. See more hyperhidrosis questions and answers like these.

Hyperhidrosis Facts:

  • Hyperhidrosis affects between 1 and 2% of the world’s population.
  • Family genetic history is believed to play a major role in hyperhidrosis. Almost 50% of those with hyperhidrosis have reported a family history of hyperhidrosis.
  • The most common areas hyperhidrosis affects are the hands, feet, and armpits.
  • The condition is the same across all races and genders.
  • Higher percentages have been noted in certain geographic regions (Taiwan, Philippines, etc).
  • Hyperhidrosis can negatively affect people both socially and functionally.
  • The most effective long-term treatments for excessive sweating (in the hands, feet, or armpits) are surgical in nature.
  • Historically, doctors have underestimated and or totally misunderstood hyperhidrosis.
  • Continual advancements are being made in both medical technology and techniques.
  • Conservative treatments have limited success rates.

Doctor Rafael Reisfeld – A Hyperhidrosis Authority

Doctor Rafael Reisfeld
Dr. Rafael Reisfeld

Dr. Rafael Reisfeld, M.D., F.A.C.S., A.B.M.S., is a Board-Certified surgeon, diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, and known worldwide as an authority in the unique field of hyperhidrosis.

Dr. Reisfeld was one of the first doctors to perform the ETS procedure. He continues to perform this surgery, as well as the latest developed techniques, on a daily basis. He is the only known doctor in the U.S currently performing the very effective and unique lumbar sympathectomy procedure for excessive foot sweating.

He is the only U.S doctor that performs all three separate procedures for the hands, feet, and armpits. He is continually published in various medical journals, and has been interviewed by various media outlets. These include, but are not limited to: Newsweek Magazine, Fox News, CBS, and many others seeking his expertise and knowledge in this field.

Dr. Reisfelds primary focus is helping those who suffer from hyperhidrosis. He is tirelessly working to improve the methods used to accomplish that goal. When it comes to hyperhidrosis, you are in the very best hands with Dr. Reisfeld. Learn more about hyperhidrosis expert Dr. Reisfeld.

Doctor Eraj Basseri – Hyperhidrosis Expert

Doctor Eraj Basseri
Dr. Eraj Basseri

Eraj Basseri, MD, is an expert on innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques. This includes the latest variations of hyperhidrosis surgery. Dr. Basseri is knowledgeable of the latest and most innovative surgical techniques and equipment available.

Instrumental in training and bringing the latest technology to patient care, he is a great addition to The Center for Hyperhidrosis.

Dr. Basseri is fiercely committed to providing his patients the best and most individualized medical care possible within a warm and comforting environment. His friendly, easygoing approach, and personal warmth put patients at ease the moment they meet him. His educational approach allows patients to better understand and become actively involved in their own medical care. Learn more about hyperhidrosis expert Dr. Basseri.

Doctor Gregg Kai Nishi – Hyperhidrosis Expert

Doctor Rafael Reisfeld
Dr. Gregg Kai Nishi

Gregg Kai Nishi, MD, FACS, is an expert on innovative and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including hyperhidrosis surgery. He has spoken extensively on the subject, having appeared in a variety of news media outlets, including Good Morning America, Los Angeles Times, and The Doctors.

Formerly the Assistant Director of the Cedars-Sinai Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Dr. Nishi was also an attending surgeon in Trauma Services and Surgical Intensive Care at Cedars-Sinai.

He is currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Paul Rubenstein MD Prize for Excellence in Resident Research Abstract and Awards Presentation, the Society of Laproendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award, and the Leo G. Rigler, MD Award for Academic Achievement from Cedars-Sinai.

An Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Nishi is also a member of SAGES: the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. Learn more about hyperhidrosis expert Dr. Gregg Kai Nishi.

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is defined as a non-physiological and excessive amount of sweat produced by the body. It can be a generalized situation where excessive sweating appears all over the body, or focused hyperhidrosis where the excessive sweating is specifically in areas such as the hands, palms, armpits, feet, or the face.

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Hyperhidrosis Treatments

The wish to control excessive sweating with simple means such as pills, lotions, and so on, is very old. Doctors have tried to treat excessive sweating with pills, lotions, deodorants, electric devices, acupuncture, and bio-feedback in the past.

The success rate with these treatments for severe cases of excessive sweating is extremely limited. Surgical treatments have been available for the last 50 to 60 years. The initial surgical approaches were quite invasive and had complications associated with them. Since the development of optical surgical equipment, endoscopic surgeries became the yardstick for different procedures.

Sympathectomies became a possibility. Thoracic (for hand sweating), as well as lumbar (for foot sweating), can now be done on an outpatient basis. There are minimal small incisions, and the patient can return to normal activity in a short amount of time. Dr. Reisfeld has been a world leader in the development of endoscopic thoracic sympathectomies, and now the lumbar sympathectomy.

Current Surgical Hyperhidrosis Treatments

For severe hand sweating, the endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is the preferred approach. For excessive armpit sweating as the sole symptom, then axillary suction curettage is the recommended method. For those who suffer from excessive foot sweating as the primary presentation, or when ETS did not help their sweaty feet, then a lumbar sympathectomy is offered as a surgical solution.

Learn more about each surgical solution below:

  Hand Sweating Surgical Solution  (Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy)
  Foot Sweating Surgical Solution  (Lumbar Sympathectomy)
  Armpit Sweating Surgical Solution  (Laser & Axillary Suction Currettage Treatment)

Hyperhidrosis Causes

Since the 1990’s, as more cases were examined, it was realized that the most common denominator in hyperhidrosis is a genetic predisposition. In papers written by both Dr. Reisfeld and other authors, it has consistently been shown that 50% or more patients have some genetic history in their families.

It is not always in successive generations as we have seen it skip generations in the past. Other causes, such as anxiety and dietary choices, have not proven to be a factor. On the other hand, some trauma to the head and chest area can be traced to the source of hyperhidrosis in a very small amount of cases. There are other factors that may contribute to generalized total body hyperhidrosis. These include obesity, hyper thyroidism, infections, diabetes, etc.

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  Hyperhidrosis Causes and Symptoms

Since genetic factors are the most important factor in regards to excessive focal sweating, it is the belief of Dr. Reisfeld that one day genetic manipulation will be the ultimate treatment method. Unfortunately, at present, this is a very distant hope. The knowledge and technology are still in the stages of their infancy.

For any potential patient who suffers from severe excessive sweating, it is extremely important to talk with the surgeon who performs the operation first. Any staff members (for example nurses, office managers, and or personnel who do not perform the procedure) are not equipped to answer your questions appropriately.

Learn More About:
  Rafael Reisfeld – Recognized Hyperhidrosis Authority
  News Coverage of The Center For Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis History:

As in any other medical problem, attention was first given to conservative treatment of excessive hand sweating. Physicians and medical personnel attempted many conservative non-surgical modalities for the treatment but due to the extremely limited success of those treatments attention was given to the surgical possibilities which pushed the thoracic sympathectomy into reality. Obviously at the beginning the operations were done with an open surgical technique which rendered those operations somewhat more extensive and difficult to recover from but after the emergence of endoscopic surgery in the mid 1990’s the endoscopic approach made it much easier to perform those operations on an outpatient basis with excellent end results.

Initially, the treatment for palmar hyperhidrosis was based on the elimination of the T2 sympathetic ganglia (nerve). This describes the anatomical location of the nerve segment responsible for this excessive sweating. Since about the late 1990’s, new knowledge has changed the focal treatment to the levels T3-T4, which describes a segment somewhat lower to the one described above.

This change, and the utilization of titanium clips vs. destroying the nerve segment, improved the current treatment. Another improvement, is that now there are different surgical procedures available for different types of focal hyperhidrosis (Hands, Armpits, Feet).

Success Stories – Life Will Never be The Same

“Meet my hero! This picture was taken this morning after a surgery I had for a genetic disorder called hyperhidrosis.”
Jessica    Read More From Jessica

“I admire your impeccable professionalism and your utmost skill in the performance of this highly technical and precise surgical procedure. I have waited many years since I was a young girl to properly get rid of this problem. My knowledge as a dermatologist led me to the best procedure and to the best doctor.”
Ligaya.B, M.D.    Read More From Doctor Ligaya

“I am still in awe every single day at the miracle of my dry hands. I have been able to go back to church without the anxiety of having to shake or hold hands during the service. I happily hold the hands of my third graders and shake hands with their parents with confidence.”
Carolyn.B    Read More From Carolyn

“My feet, of course, no longer sweat. My shoes don’t smell, my socks are dry, and most amazingly my underwear is also dry. My underwear has always been wet from sweat. I cannot be happier with the results. Thank you Dr. Reisfeld for all you do in helping people that suffer like I did.”
Michael    Read More From Michael

“I want to thank you, Dr. Reisfeld, for going into this practice to help us “rare” people with this thing called hyperhidrosis. I am so thankful that you decided to make this your calling. It is truly a blessing. I will continue to tell people with this dreaded condition of what you have done for me.”
Tara    Read More From Tara

For the first time in almost 40 years, my hands and feet were not only dry but also warm to the touch, something I had never felt before! Never will I forget awakening from that procedure, touching my dry hands, my dry feet. and to my surprise, a very warm and dry face! It was a feeling of elation that I haven’t felt since!

Read More From Stephen

“I had the ETS surgery for palmar hyperhidrosis in 2003, and wanted to thank you and your staff for all of your help. Taking a standardized test in the past was nearly impossible without handing in a sopping wet ScanTron sheet. Since my surgery date, I was able to take the paper and pencil medical school entrance exams. I applied to medical school, and now I am a second year medical student in Ohio! This surgery changed my life.”
Sarah    Read More From Sarah

“I would also like to thank all of your staff for such a pleasant experience. They were very friendly and helpful from the first time that I made a phone call to your office, up to the time in the recovery room. Everyone made me feel very comfortable and well taken care of.”
Peggy.P    Read More From Peggy

  Read from several touching thank you letters Dr. Reisfeld has received over the years since 1996.

Hyperhidrosis News

New Paper Supports Effectiveness of Lumbar Sympathectomy In a recent paper, two groups of surgeons from both Austria and Brazil came to the same conclusion in regards to the surgical treatment of severe plantar (foot) hyperhidrosis. In this new paper, 130 patients were followed up with after an endoscopic lumbar sympathectomy. The success rate is as high as the results Dr. Reisfeld published in his paper (Approximately 97% Success Rates). The surgical techniques used were very similar. Some post operative pain (neuralgia) in the upper thighs was reported in about 10 to 15% of the patients, but this pain was of a temporary nature and soon went away. This important paper correlates well with Dr. Reisfeld’s lumbar sympathectomy paper, and supports the fact that the lumbar sympathectomy is an excellent treatment for patients with severe plantar hyperhidrosis who are not responding to conservative medical treatment.

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Hyperhidrosis Questions:

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Hyperhidrosis Surgery, Solutions & Cure Sweaty Palms and Feet – Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California


  1. Leo  November 22, 2018

    Is the center for hyperhidrosis looking into new methods for ETS reversal (Cutting/Cauterized T2-T3), possibly with the use of stem cells or davinci robot assisted surgery?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  November 22, 2018

      Hi Leo. At present we are not looking into the stem cell methods or using the Da Vinci robot until more accurate results and experience are going to more available. Thanks

  2. Brenda M. Flippen  November 14, 2018

    I sweat all over. No part of me is safe from sweat. I have become mostly a hermit. I order everything I possibly can. I do go to the doctor when I have to, but that’s about it. I have fibro/CFS and many sinus infections. I also have arthritis/ severe degenerative joint and disc disease, just recently diagnosed. I have always been super active and happy even in the bad times. The sweating started after I had a craniotomy fo4 a brain tumor, 19 yrs ago. I have also had 2 low back and one neck disc fussion. I don’t want to live this way for the rest of my life but cannot see insurance paying for this kind of surgery??? At the presence my husband has cancer and I need to be caring for him, not anxiety ridden over my blood red face and sweating Everytime I move. I get so anxious and extremely tired from the sweating. Why ? Thanks for all the work out do . Just wish I could be one of your patients. Best wishes, Brenda

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  November 15, 2018

      Hi Brenda. The clinical picture that you are describing is one of total body excessive sweating which is not corrected with thoracic sympathectomy or lumbar sympathectomy. You should discuss the situation with your internist.

  3. Emerson  December 6, 2017

    My really good friend has hyperhidrosis and struggles to gain the courage to shake hands or do anything where another person would touch her hands. I want to do something to help I just don’t know what. What could I do to help her?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  December 6, 2017

      If your friend is not a minor the best first step is to talk to the doctor and discuss the issues of hyperhidrosis and the different options available for the treatment.

      You can call us at 310-557-3037 Thanks.

      • Emerson  December 6, 2017

        Is there any way to get her to be more comfortable with her hyperhidrosis

        • Center For Hyperhidrosis  December 6, 2017

          As I wrote earlier the exact clinical stage of the hyperhidrosis should be discussed with the doctor in order to get specific solutions,conservative or surgical ones.

          • Patricio  January 21, 2018

            Is there any side effects on curing hyperhidrosis? and if there is what is.

          • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 22, 2018

            You can read about the side effects that patients might have after the ETS operation on the web site. If you will have any specific questions left please call us at 310 557 3037. Thanks

  4. Wendy  August 1, 2017

    Hi I am 15 years old and I’ve been sleeping with my socks on for a few years now. Do you know if that’s the reason my palms and feet are sweaty?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  August 2, 2017

      I guess you are having a typical case of hyperhidrosis where the hands and feet are sweating with out control to the level of dripping. The most likely reason for that is a genetic one.
      If you live in the USA please give us a call at 310-557-3037. Thanks

  5. Helen Wimmer  July 2, 2017

    I have had wet hands and feet all my life. In high school my grlfriends were having their hands held, while I had mine shoved into my pockets to avoid the embarrassment. My first job was being a stenographer and I struggled to take shorthand with a napkin in my palm, which was quickly soaking, dripping wet. Typing on the typewriter was frustrating, shaking hands was humiliating and using the cell phone is so tiresome with all the slipping and sliding. Leather shoes turn dark after an hour from sweat. I am now 62 yrs old and post menopause. I perspire everywhere on my body, I leave wet marks after just sitting in a chair. I have hypothyroid and fibromyalgia. I use HRT. Three years ago I broke my wrist and when the cast was removed I had so much pain. My skin burned on my arm. Lucky for me I ended up having two ganglion nerve blocks. The sweating completely stopped. My hair and nails grew long and I was thrilled. After about a year all the misery was back. Is your surgery something similar to a ganglion block? I would give anything in the world to not be wet. Am I too old to be helped?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  July 3, 2017

      Hi Helen. The case you are describing is a typical one for someone who suffers a lot from focal hyperhidrosis which is resistant to medical therapy. On the other hand it is too difficult to answer all of the questions in this form.
      You can cal me at 310 557 3037 and I`ll try to shed more light into your problem. Thanks

  6. martin  March 23, 2017

    Greeting, good doctors.

    I had a surgery few years back for my sweating hands and it totally worked. Unfortunately, I now face some trouble with my legs, specially the posterior part of my thigh… but it does not bother me that much, since i don’t have people touching them as frequently as touching my hands…lol

    I also have (and always had) problems with my feet, i mean, the sweating haven’t got improved or worsen since the procedure, but kept stable.

    But my feet intrigue me, because it’s a different kind of sweating and i haven’t found any reasons why it happens like this: they usually don’t sweat. Sometimes i pass a day or two without any sweating. BUT, once the sweet is triggered, it simply does not stop (at least not until i take a shower)! The first explanation that came up to my mind was some emotional disturbance… and i have anxious disorder, but apparently my mental disorder and my feet sweating doesn’t seem to have any correlation (sometimes the sweating starts when i am in a calm and relaxed mood…).

    Anyway, I would really appreciate any explanation or theory from you, dear sir. I am no planning to go through another surgery, specially because this problem does not affect major areas of my life, only small things (like the annoyance when i’m using flip flops and the sweating starts or when i am walking barefoot in my house and a trail of sweat is formed…).

    Greeting from Brazil


    (ps – sorry for my bad English. It is not my mother tongue).

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  March 23, 2017

      hi Martin. Since you are from Brazil there are few surgeons who are very familiar with this subject of plantar hyperhidrosis. Look for them. Dr. Marcelo Louirero is a great one. I hope I spelled hi name correctly. Thanks.

  7. Sara  February 17, 2017

    Hi my name is Sara and I’m 14 I have dealt with Hyperhidrosis since I was 3 years old and no one in my family has it. I just want to know what my best option are for curing the excessive sweating. Most of the time the sweating happens when I talking or playing my violin to older ppl but in front of a younger group I’m fine.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 17, 2017

      Hi Sara. I guess that the best way to discuss your problem of Hyperhidrosis is to call the office and to discuss it with the surgeon, 310-557-3037. Thanks

  8. Debbie Putnam  February 2, 2017


    If I’ve just qualified for a payment plan on parasail.com, can I use it at your practice?

    Many Thanks,

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 2, 2017

      In order to answer your question you have to call our office and discuss it with my secretaries. You also have to discuss with the surgeon about the clinical condition of your hyperhidrosis. Our tel. # is 310-557-3037. Thanks

  9. Terri Handshoe  January 4, 2017

    Hi!!! Glad to come across your website. I’m in my late 50s and seems to have had this condition since birth. I have always assumed it might have been related to my deafness since most deaf people are known to have another disability other than being deaf. Doctors told me the two were not related. I sweat profusely in my hands… armpits and feet. My issues and struggles are about the same as other people that have sent you comments. However, to make my situation worse is the fact that sign language is my primary mode of communication it is so embarrassing to sign and having people see my hands. Now to add insult to my situation I can’t even wear perfume in the summer because I’m allergic to bee stings and perfume attracts bees. When I sweat so bad in the summers I also smell bad because I can’t wear perfume to mask the horrible sweat smell. My life right now is pretty much a hermit. I stay home most of time with my dogs because it’s so hard and so exhausting having to try to explain myself to others. I have tried everything through the years to no avail. Right now I smoke marijuana since it does put me in a relaxed state but doesn’t always take care of the sweat issue. I live in Ohio. Thanks for any help you can offer. Terri

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 4, 2017

      Hi Terri. What you are describing is a severe case of Hyperhidrosis. It affects about 1-2% of the population. There is no correlation between deafness and hyperhidrosis. I guess it adds more to what you have by now.

      If you can communicate with me over the phone please call me at 310-557-3037 so I can discuss it with you and talk about the options you have.

      Thanks. Rafael Reisfeld MD

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 4, 2017

      n reply to Terri Handshoe.
      Hi Terri. What you are describing is a severe case of Hyperhidrosis. It affects about 1-2% of the population. There is no correlation between deafness and hyperhidrosis. I guess it adds more to what you have by now.

      If you can communicate with me over the phone please call me at 310-557-3037 so I can discuss it with you and talk about the options you have.

      Thanks. Rafael Reisfeld MD

  10. hans kumar  November 7, 2016

    Hi. My name is hans and I live in india. I’m currently suffering from hyperhodrosis since I was a child. I’ve noticed it’s gotten worse as I got older. My hands, feet and armpits would severely sweat and drip all over me. I spoke to different doctors and dermatologists and they prescribed me tropical medications and pills and nothing works. They informed me that since my sweating is execessive and severe, surgery would be the best option. I work in an office environment where I constantly meet and shake peoples’ hands. It’s becoming a torment to me. Is there any way I can speak to someone regarding my condition and maybe help me with this issue. Thank you and I hope to hear from someone soon.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  November 7, 2016

      What you are describing is a typical case of excessive sweating or focal hyperhidrosis. Severe cases are usually not responding well to conservative measures. As of now sympathectomy offers the best solution. Since you live far away from us you can always arrange for a phone call or try to find a surgeon in your home country.

  11. tania  May 15, 2016

    hi I live in Miami florida and I’m 18 years old. I had this since 4 grade and It really a bother to me I been going through this and try not to make it noticeable. I sweat on my feet armpit palms and upper lip and it been a struggle for me, I never even touch someone hands because of my embarrassment it a miracle I went through it and the worst part I cant even wear what I want to wear because it show my sweat I have to wear white or sweater just to cover the embarrassment. its really disturbing and I cant take it no more, I planning to go on a trip in japan in a 1 or 2 and I don’t wanna deal with this anymore I wanna touch my hands without sweat I wanna shake people hands and never have to worried about sweat anymore. I don’t know about a surgery I never been in that situation but at this point I try anything I just want to feel good and does the surgery cost, I want a permanent solution.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  May 16, 2016

      The best way to continue your search is to talk with a surgeon who is familiar with the subject of hyperhidrosis. At present you should try the conservative methods to deal with excessive hands and feet sweating. The success rate is low but should be tried. The surgical option is the the one with long lasting results.Good luck.

  12. Cadedra Gilmore  April 29, 2016

    Hey, im from Lousiville Ga, and I have had this problem since ever it is very embarrassing. I dont even like to shake people hands when im at school touch them or any kind of handzone communication. So I was wondering are there some home remedies that I could do to try to slow it down ? Is there any type of lotions or deodorants I could use.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  May 1, 2016

      Before embarking on a surgical option to help your excessive hand and feet sweating you should try some conservative modalities which are available. On our alternative treatments page you will find some good suggestions which you can read and later review with your doctor. Make sure that you keep records of whatever you try and whatever prescriptions you receive.

  13. Sarah Gumbo  February 7, 2016

    Hello. My name is Sarah. I’m 29 and from Zimbabwe. I have sweaty palms and feet and have this condition since i was a young child. It has affected me greatly. From the comments above I’m sure you now know the challenges that come with it so I will spare you the details. I was wondering what arrangement can be done for someone like me in zimbabwe? Would I have to travel there? What are the costs of surgery involved? Your website has really given me a ray of hope and I really hope you can help me. I cannot take this discomfort any longer. Thanks in advance.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 8, 2016

      Hi Sarah. Indeed you are very far from us to help you with your excessive hands and feet sweating. I do hope you can find a surgeon in your country with whom you can discuss your condition.

  14. Hanna  February 4, 2016

    Wow, Dr. Reisfeild, it seems like you’ve helped so many people lives! You actually saved it!
    I’m currently 21 and I only started sweating around two years ago. I never ever had a sweating issue before. I have a large family- Thank G-d and not one person has it. I keep it a secret, as I’m quite embarrassed. My dad nor my mom suffer with Hyperhidrosis, so I don’t know how I got it. One thing I do know is, my cousin sweats under her arms and on her hands. I’m unsure if this is connected, genetic wise. I sweat on my feet, hands, and underarms. I find that I suffer the most with my hands. It ruins my daily life, as well as all my relationships. I’m a fun, outgoing person, but with this challenge G-d granted me with, I’m suffering intensely. The only thing that does comfort me, is that when I’m on my own, my hands don’t sweat, it’s only when I’m in a social situation. My hands get very cold and clammy and it’s more then uncomfortable for someone to touch me. I just resent my own hands g-d created for me. I look at the whole world and think how lucky they are that they don’t know what it means emotionally and physically to suffer like this. The thing that bothers me most about my hands, is when it’s the winter, or when it’s cold out, can be the AC too, my hands start sweating like crazy, they stay cold for hours and get real clammy. One a cold winter day my hands are terribly wet and cold. I feel like my body is trying to balance out its temperate. My big question is, do you think this is considered under the category of Hyperhidrosis?
    For me, summer is nearly as bad, it’s really when I’m nervous or terribly cold.
    Thanks a lot, I hope you didn’t get too bored from reading about my big issue! I very much appreciate all your help. May G-d repay you in every way. Always remember, when you do good to others and help people out, (Hashem) G-d will reciprocate it.
    Thanks again:)

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 5, 2016

      Hi Hanna. If you live in the US the best thing is to call the office at 310-557-3037 so we can discuss the issues of excessive sweating. Thanks

  15. Jennifer  January 25, 2016

    I read the comments here and I understand the frustration and anxiety so many people have. My hyperhidrosis affects my feet. I can destroy a pair of shoes in a day or clear out a room of people by taking my shoes off. This has been difficult with my job as a nurse where I walk over 24,000 steps in a night or average 10 to 12 miles in one shift. Becoming open and honest with my bosses and co-workers has helped tremendously.
    I have also tried the over the counter treatments with thousands of dollars being spent on in soles, lotion, and creams. I have also tried the white vinegar, hydrogen perioxide, Epsom salt, & mouth wash options which have also failed.
    I am currently trying the oral prescription drugs which have show little success for me. My dermatologist is willing to try the bottom treatment which I can’t afford on my budget as a nurse.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 25, 2016

      Hi Jennifer. In order to give a better answer about this issue of excessive feet sweating the best way is to call the office at 310-557-3037 so I can discuss it with you. Thanks

  16. Frankie  November 8, 2015

    I’m from the Philippines. Hyperhidrosis is my curse,the main reason i quit the rat race. i’ve stayed away from any job for the past 10 yrs,and this is why my social and romantic life is zero,and i’m in my early 40s.I left my job in the media because of my dripping hands and feet. …computer keyboards,steering wheels,tools,newspapers, android phones…virtually everything get soaked in my sweaty hands.i once interviewed a world leader during APEC summit in the late 90s..i tried avoiding a handshake,but he offered his hand. i was so embarassed because he was visibly surprised w my sweaty hand…there goes my confidence and my career.can’t wear sandals,flip flops,crocs,etc without socks,because walking would be impossible as my feet drips,slides and sloshes in disgusting sweat. my whole body is also affected…scalp,forehead,back,underarms,groin…i was born with this. even as a boy i was teased and ridiculed for this. i thought i would outgrow it,but i was wrong. worse,even my loved ones assume that i’m over reacting,but they don’t understand the torment,the indescribable discomfort of accompanying chills and goosebumps almost constantly,especially in hot and humid Philippines..planning to join the X Men…i could be Sweat..or Drip. it’s ruined my life. Not funny,this joke of my genes.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  November 9, 2015

      Your case describes the real life of a person who suffers from severe case of hyperhidrosis. I guess that you tried some conservative methods but the success rate with those is minimal or non existence. The only way to get relief is the ETS operation and I hope you can get it in your country.

  17. Terry  September 23, 2015

    Hi. My name is Terry and I live in Santa Clara, CA. I’m currently suffering from hyperhodrosis since I was a child. I’ve noticed it’s gotten worse as I got older. My hands, feet and armpits would severely sweat and drip all over me. I spoke to different doctors and dermatologists and they prescribed me tropical medications and pills and nothing works. They informed me that since my sweating is execessive and severe, surgery would be the best option. I work in an office environment where I constantly meet and shake peoples’ hands. It’s becoming a torment to me. Is there any way I can speak to someone regarding my condition and maybe help me with this issue. Thank you and I hope to hear from someone soon.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  September 23, 2015

      What you are describing is a typical case of excessive hand and feet sweating or hyperhidrosis. In order to answer all of your questions please call us at 310-557-3037. thanks.

  18. Emily  August 29, 2015

    My name is Emily and I am 14 years old. I have extremely sweaty hands,feet and armpits, I am more worried about my hands than anything else, I avoid shaking people’s hands and touching them because I do not want to embarrasse my self from the sweat. When I wak on floors I leave sweat marks from my feet and my armpits are always sweaty, it iss very embarrassing what can I do to get rid of this ?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  August 31, 2015

      Hi Emily. What you are describing is a typical case of excessive hands arm pits and feet sweating. You can learn a lot about the different options by reading my web site. You can also call the office if you are located in the US. The number is 310-557-3037. Thanks

  19. Crislyn  August 4, 2015

    Hi, my name is crislyn and I have excessive hand and feet sweat. I hate it and am very embarrassed by it…I feel like it has pushed me away from everyone and has caused me to have depression. I am so embarrassed to touch or be close to anyone because I don’t want them to make fun of me. Please help me! And how much does the procedure cost and where can it be done??

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  August 6, 2015

      Hi Crislyn. The best way to get more information about the procedure to treat excessive hands and feet sweating is to call our office at 310 557 3037. Thanks.

  20. Kayle  July 26, 2015

    Hi my name is Kayle I’m 17 years old and live in Missouri. My hands and feet has always been sweaty to where I buy my clothing based on how well they hide my sweaty hands, and avoid touching people. Both my hands and feet sweat to where the sweat just starts to drip off, and was getting tired of comments out of other people trying to understand it, can you help me please.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  July 29, 2015

      Hi Kayle. What you are describing is a typical case of excessive hands and feet sweating. You can call us at 310 557 3037 so Dr, Reisfeld can talk with you about your condition and the options you have, Thanks

  21. martin tonquin  July 7, 2015

    Hi! My name is martin and im from the philippines.im 26 years old and just like everybody else,im living my entire life with wet hands and feet. I been so many times that i tried to cure this but it didnt work. I actually thought just to cut off my hands and feet cuz im taking too much critisized by this but still, i believe that one day,somehow,someone will give me a hope and a chance to have a simple day making it normal without thinking of walking down the street with a too much wet hands and feet…now, i am working here in qatar as a waiter and still having my bestfriend in my hands and feet. So, now that ive read this article…i hope someone will give me an answer to my level5 hyperhydrosis. Please, if theres someone out there..to Dr.Reisfeld and to Center for Hyperhydrosis. Im here,waiting for your help. Please! Thank you.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  July 7, 2015

      Hi Martin. You are too far away to discuss your case and to offer you any consultation about your Hyperhidrosis via those pages.If you want to talk with the doctor you can call 310 557 3037. Thanks

  22. nouff  July 1, 2015

    hello, my name is nouff and I’m 17 and i live in Saudi Arabia. i have been suffering with hyperhidrosis since ever and i don’t mind having a surgery if the sweating would stop cause it’s severe and sometimes sweat would drip off my palms and whenever i walk barefoot the floor stains. regardless of that all my question is whether the surgery would let my palms and feet be too dry? cause i have a cousin who had the surgery and he says that his feet are too dry now but it might just be his case.. and should i be a like in a certain age to have the surgery or is my age fine? and are there any side effects after having the surgery? and what is the procedure of the surgery? and how many days should the patient stay under supervision by the hospital after the surgery?

    thank you so much for taking the time to read this and answering..

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  July 2, 2015

      Hi Nouff. It is some what difficult to answer all of your questions. Basically what you are describing is a typical case of severe palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis.(dripping level) My web site has all the necessary information about how to go about it,either in the conserative fashion( medications or lotions) that you should try. The success rate is low but you should try. There is also a very good and elaborate description about the operation (ETS) . Read the material and if you have questions you can call us at 310 557 3037. Thanks.

  23. Ashish  May 31, 2015

    I am going through the same problems,excessive sweating on my hands,armpit and foot its to hard to survibe.i am using spray which is very hard to stop swear but it dosnt work i am tired and sometimes i think to die…i live in italy.can you please prescribe me what should i do

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  May 31, 2015

      Since you live in Italy it is better to find a surgeon in Italy who performs ETS which is the surgical option you have to treat excessive palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis. The alternatives methods you mention are not providing the patients with good relief.

  24. rose  May 18, 2015

    Hello my name is rose and I suffer extremely from sweaty hands and sweaty feet it’s horrible I don’t like shaking people’s hands or going to parties or anything that is interacting with someone I sleep with socks I’m embarrassed completely on going places…..I love in oregon right now…..

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  May 18, 2015

      Hi Rose. From your note I understand that you have an extreme case of palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis. It will be an easier option to go over the questions you have if you can call the office and talk with me about the options you have in order to treat your excessive hands and feet sweating. 310-557-3037. Dr. Reisfeld

  25. Tasha  May 11, 2015

    Hi I’m a 22 year old female that lives in new jersey. I have had sweaty palms, hands, feet, and arm pits for as long as I could remember even if it’s cold outside. I have just started working in an office and its hard to approach people when I’m so sweaty. I decided to look more into this condition and would really like some help with solving this problem.

    Thank yu please help me

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  May 11, 2015

      As far as I can read from your brief history you have a classical case of primary local hyperhidrosis (Excessive hand axillary and feet sweating) You did not tell us if you tried any conservatives measures. You should try 1-2 of the most common items on the market. The success rate is minimal but attempts should be made. You can call me at 310-557-3037 to discuss your case. Thanks

  26. Madika  April 29, 2015

    Hi my name is madika,i’m 16 years old,i have a problem with sweating on my palm,my feet,my armpit and my face,its get sweating where all my friend does not in doing thing,can you please help me.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  April 29, 2015

      Since your question does not give any information where you are located the best first step will be to consult your own physician with regard to the topic of excessive hands and feet sweating.(palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis). You can read a lot and be prepared for the first meeting with your physician after you read my web site sweaty-palms.com That will provide you with all the information you need. You can also call us at 310-557-3037 Thanks

  27. Mohammed Zafar  March 24, 2015

    My name is Mohammed and I’m a 16 year old who has been suffering with hyperhidrosis ever since I’ve been 12. It’s very severe on my hands and feet with my armpits a little less severe. I’ve also contracted blushing and sweating on my face. I also have very severe hand coldness I am not sure if it is caused by hyperhidrosis or not but it’s enough to change the color of my hands and make them freezing so I’ve been wondering about that. I live in Illinois and I’m also wondering if there’s any other way to have this surgery instead of going all the way to California?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  March 24, 2015

      Dear Mohammed. What you are describing is a typical case of essential hyperhidrosis(excessive hands and feet sweating) and related issues. It is some what difficult to answer all of your questions in this written format. You are more than welcome to call our office at 310 557 3037 so your problems and questions can be answered. Thanks

  28. Chloe  February 10, 2015

    Is there a natural way of curing hyperhidrosis?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 10, 2015

      As far as I know or known in the medical community there is no know natural way to cure excessive hand and feet sweating.

  29. Chay  January 27, 2015

    I have had excessive armpit sweat since high school and i cant take it anymore..i tried Drysol and it didnt work…what can i do to stop this?

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 27, 2015

      If all conservative methods failed than Axillary suction currettage is the best solution. It is not 100% but still offers about 80% success rate. You can call to get more information. Thanks

  30. Deniesha  January 24, 2015

    Hello my name is Deniesha I’m 22 and I’ve been dealing with sweating hands and feet since I was born, and now im having problems with my underarms sweating also. I’m always having to change chothes all the time. I’m in need get to help trying to get it under control or even trying to get it to stop.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 26, 2015

      Hi Deniesha. What you are describing is a typical case of excessive palmar,axillary and plantar hyperhidrosis. It is a genetically ailment that was shown to have a genetic basis in over than 50% of cases. The first step to deal with it is to try some conservative methods such as pills or lotions. The success rate is minimal or none at all,but attempts should be tried. If those do not help than you are more than well come to discuss the problem with Dr. Reisfeld. Thanks

      • Rhea  January 27, 2015

        What kinds of pills or lotions? What are the names? Do you need a Rx?
        Thank you

        • Center For Hyperhidrosis  January 27, 2015

          On the web site sweaty-palms.com there is a section that deals with alternative or conservative methods to deal with sweaty palms and feet.(palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis). You can read about those,get the names and talk with your doctor. Some of those methods will need a prescription. Thanks

    • kimberly  February 9, 2015

      Im kim, philippines, 20 years old same with deneisha im experienced that kind of situation i have had excessive both hands and feet sweaty since i was born when i got college my armpit also sweaty and this is my problem now . i need help i wanted to undergo surgery based on my research this is the best treatment but i have problem financial. What can i do?

      • Center For Hyperhidrosis  February 9, 2015

        You will have to look into help in your home country where you can get it via the medical care in the Philippines. Thanks

  31. saba  December 4, 2014

    My name is Saba and I am 22 years old. I just want to say that I can’t live like this anymore. I have been suffering since high school and my problem has always conflicted with my school work and social life. Now in college I’m struggling to finish because it’s to the point where I’m unable to hold a pen and focus while I fan my hands trying hard not to look like a maniac. Just typing this message is soo hard. I feel rotten and disgusted of myself. It comes and goes and for 2 weeks straight its been so bad that its affecting my working abilities as a pharmacy tech….I can’t twist bottles and find myself constantly washing my hands to the point where my hamds are cracking because of the winter season. I can’t move ahead in my life with this disease. I have become very isolated and depressed and I need help. My hands and feet are severely sweating as I conclude my message. Please email me kindly …any information might just change my life. Thank you for the informative website.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  December 6, 2014

      Dear Saba. Your case is a typical one of excessive hand and feet sweating. It is a very typical clinical presentation where someone with hyperhidrosis that presents with functional as well as social issues. As a rule, you should try alternative treatments which are very well outlined in our website. If you have already tried these alternative methods without any success (the alternative methods have a very low success rate – but should be tried), the next step is to contact us and speak to Dr. Reisfeld, an expert in this field.

  32. annie curtis  November 12, 2014

    I have no life out side my home. I have sweaty hair face neck chest, runs in my eye on my glasses even in my mouth my lipstick runs down my chin. PLEASE CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME? or tell me something I can do! Thanks Annie.

    • sweatypalms  November 16, 2014

      Hello Annie, thank you for the comment. What you are describing is a case of cranial facial hyperhidrosis / blushing. From all the cases of focal / local hyperhidrosis this is the most difficult type of case to treat with a surgical solution. In the past we tried to help those patients with the ETS procedure but the results were not promising. After accumulating a certain amount of experience with this problem the only recommendation I can make for you is to try conservative treatment with medications. The information with regard to these medications is available here on this website. I cannot prescribe any medications to any patient without first meeting with you. You can read about the different kind of medications and meet with your primary physician wherever you live and they can prescribe those medications. Please feel free to call our office at (310) 557-3037.