Preparing for your appointmentBy 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:
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- 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?
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