Anhidrosis (Adiaphoresis)

Anhidrosis (Adiaphoresis)

Dr. KennedyAnhidrosis (also called adiaphoresis)is the inability to sweat which is, of course, a problem since to sweat is to be able to stay cool. Anhidrosis creates a dangerous inability to tolerate heat. 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

Treatment involves finding the cause and removing it. It is also important to take steps to prevent heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and dehydration.

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