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Therapeutic options in hyperhidrosis

Therapeutic options in hyperhidrosis



Time to Complete

1 hour


April 30, 2015


April 30, 2015

Programme Description

This article by Dr Zainab Laftah and Dr Rachael Morris-Jones reviews the management options for primary hyperhidrosis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include using the starch-iodine test to measure sweat production, pharmaceutical options, and when surgery would be warranted.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Diagnose and manage patients with primary hyperhidrosis
  • Outline a treatment algorithm for primary hyperhidrosis
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Zainab Laftah
    Dermatology registrar
    King's College Hospital

    Dr Rachael Morris-Jones
    Dermatology consultant
    King's College Hospital

    Test author
    Haymarket Medical Education


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