Facial Sweating


Excessive facial sweating is another manifestation of hyperhidrosis. This can affect the face, scalp, and the neck. The hair can get a characteristic oily appearance, which could be unattractive.

Blow-drying wet hair becomes a problem. But perhaps the most troublesome problem associated with facial sweating is the social embarrassment.

Spontaneous facial sweating can start while eating, speaking to people or just being in a crowd. Women have trouble wearing makeup because it runs over their face. Facial sweating may occur alone or in combination with facial blushing.

Various medications such Robinul are effective in treating facial hyperhidrosis. Sympathectomy has also been used to treat excessive facial sweating alone or in combination with facial blushing.