The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Methodist Hospital are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Monday, Nov. 18th. Only visits by parents plus four designated adults identified by the parents will be allowed on the NICU floor.
Siblings and children under 18 will not be permitted. These restrictions minimize risk of infection to patients already at risk and will be in place through spring 2020.
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. Children with hyperhidrosis sweat as much as five times more than other children. The body’s way of cooling itself (sweating) goes into overdrive for children with hyperhidrosis. As a result, the body makes more sweat than is needed to regulate body temperature.
Hyperhidrosis most often causes extra sweating in the palms
of the hands, the armpits and the feet.
There are two kinds of hyperhidrosis:
Hyperhidrosis can affect a child’s quality of life. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable and can cause feelings of anxiety. Sweaty palms can make it hard to hold a pencil or complete worksheets at school. Excessive sweating can impact a child’s self-confidence.
Children with hyperhidrosis may worry about their extra sweating and may avoid interacting with others or change clothes often to stay fresh. A pediatric specialist can work with you and your child to manage symptoms and help your child regain his or her quality of life.
Pediatric dermatologists at Riley at IU Health may perform the following exams and tests to diagnose hyperhidrosis:
Treatments for hyperhidrosis include:
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