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Anhidrosis

What is Anhidrosis?

Anhidrosis is the inability to sweat in response to heat.

People with anhidrosis have a dangerous inability to tolerate heat. In situations where the weather is dry and hot, the inability to sweat can be life threatening. Anhidrosis can be life threatening because the body will overheat. If the lack of sweating is localized, it is usually not as dangerous.

Anhidrosis may go unrecognized until a substantial amount of heat or exertion fails to cause sweating.

Anhidrosis is also referred to as decreased sweating.

What Causes Anhidrosis?

Some common causes of anhidrosis are:

  • neurologic disorders such as Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • heatstroke
  • diabetes
  • congenital disorders including as ectodermal dysplasia
  • drugs and medications
  • hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
  • autonomic neuropathy
  • infections of sweat glands
  • trauma to sweat glands
  • burns
  • excessive dehydration

Complications of Anhidrosis

Anhidrosis is a serious condition. In some cases, heat stroke and heat exhaustion can occur. In extreme cases, coma can result from unrecognized and untreated heat exhaustion.

Can Anhidrosis be Treated?

Yes. Treatment involves finding and treating the cause. If the medication is causing anhidrosis, the medication should be changed. It is also important to take steps to prevent heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and dehydration.

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