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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. 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 Articles, Videos and Interviews

Dr. Brock treating a patient.Treatment Options:
Read or listen to this interview from WAMU 88.5 to learn more about treatment options and hear from patients who were treated for excessive sweating at Johns Hopkins.
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 and Dr. Mary Sheu.
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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