Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You may start by seeing your primary care provider. He or she may refer you to a specialist in skin diseases (dermatologist). If your condition is not responding to initial treatments, your care may also involve a neurologist or a surgeon.

Here's some information to help you get ready for your appointment.

What you can do

Before your appointment, you might want to list answers to the following questions:

  • Has anyone in your immediate family ever had similar symptoms?
  • Does your sweating stop when you're asleep?
  • What medications and supplements do you take regularly?

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor is likely to ask you several questions, such as:

  • When did you first experience heavy sweating?
  • Where on your body does it occur?
  • Have your symptoms been continuous or occasional?
  • What, if anything, seems to improve your symptoms?
  • What, if anything, appears to worsen your symptoms?
Aug. 18, 2015