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The Center for Sweat Disorders

Sweat is a fact of life. We sweat to control our temperature; our sweat cools our body. But some of us experience too much of a good thing – and excessive sweating can negatively impact self-confidence, social interactions and -- for some young people -- even hamper scholastic performance.

The doctors at Johns Hopkins have created The Center for Sweat Disorders to help people with excessive sweating – which is a medical condition – and the related condition, hidradenitis suppurativa. If you feel embarrassed by sweat stains and body odor, fear shaking others’ hands because of your own sweaty palms, or suffer the pain and discomfort of inflamed & infected hair follicles, we understand and we’re here to help.


Every day, people like you are relieved to discover that their excessive sweatiness is caused by a condition called hyperhidrosis. The condition causes too much sweating and can be treated through medication, surgery and a promising new noninvasive approach: microwave-thermolysis (MT) of sweat glands, which is available in Maryland at Johns Hopkins.

Related to hyperhidrosis, hidradenitis is a condition that causes inflammation and infection of the hair follicles and sweat glands in the underarm, groin, buttocks and underneath the breasts. This condition is treated by a combination of medications, topical creams and washes and in some cases, laser hair removal, or surgery.

Related Articles, Videos and Interviews

man shaking handsNo Sweat: How Surgery Changed the Life of a Man with Excessive Perspiration. Read the article.
man sweatingDo You Suffer from Excessive Sweating?: Watch this online educational seminar to learn about the condition and its treatments from Dr. Malcolm Brock. 
radio interviewHyperhidrosis: Listen to this interview from Urban Health Radio with Dr. Brock, Dr. Puttgen and our Center Administrator, Ben Waldbaum, CRNA..
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Dr. Malcolm Brock, Dr. Carisa Perry-Parrish, and a few of their patients talk about hyperhidrosis with local Baltimore news Fox 45. More

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