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Children Tolerate Compensatory Sweating Better than Adolescents

By: Hratch Karamanoukian, MD and Raffy Karamanoukian, MD

July 9, 2008

A study published by researchers at the Hillel Yafee Medical Center in Israel shows that the "rate of compensatory sweating and its severity is tolerated better by children than adolescents. Children in this study were defined as ages less than 14 years and adolescents above 14 years.

They also show that "postoperative satisfaction is higher in children after thoracic sympathectomy than that of adolescents and adults".

As such, these researchers recommend that "unless otherwise contraindicated, thoracic ympathectomy should be performed as early as possible" in children with primary hyperhidrosis.

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Dr. Karamanoukian at the Center for Excessive Sweating has performed thoracic sympathectomy in children as young as 8 years old and finds it to be very safe and successful.



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For more information about hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) , as well as surgical and non-surgical hyperhidrosis treatment options, contact Dr. Karamanoukian at The Center for Excessive Sweating, a National Center of Excellence for Hyperhidrosis Treatment by email or by phone at (716) 839-3638.

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