[Focal hyperhidrosis.Quality of life, socioeconomic importance and use of internal medicinal therapy].

Research paper by B B Rzany, C C Müller, M M Hund

Indexed on: 20 Jun '12Published on: 20 Jun '12Published in: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete


Focal hyperhidrosis can have a substantial influence on the professional, physical, emotional and social life of those affected. This becomes clear when the results of quality of life studies and Health Service Research studies are reviewed, e.g. affected patients were prepared to contribute additional money for treatment of hyperhidrosis. The systemic therapy of focal hyperhidrosis with oral anticholinergic agents is a quite economical treatment strategy. These products can be administered continuously or sporadically. However, only good clinical date for the continous treatment exists. Focal hyperhidrosis is a disease which requires our full attention. It should be discussed whether e.g. QoL questionnaires should be used routinelly.