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Diminished Sweating

(Hypohidrosis)

By

Shinjita Das

, MD, Harvard Medical School

Last full review/revision Apr 2022| Content last modified Apr 2022
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Some people sweat too little (a condition called hypohidrosis).

Some genetic disorders can result in diminished sweating. A certain rare gene disorder causes people to be unable to produce any sweat, a condition called anhidrosis.

A doctor makes the diagnosis of diminished sweating by observing the person. If the person is unable to tolerate heat or has diminished sweating over a large portion of the body, the person may overheat.

The best treatment of diminished sweating is to cool the body by using air-conditioning and wearing wet garments.

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