| What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a condition caused by an excessive sweat secretion from sweat glands compared to their normal activity. The excessive production brings sweat to the surface, causing inflammation, itching and reddened scalp.
Sweating is a physiological phenomenon: sweat has a thermoregulatory function on the skin and acts as protection by forming a hydrolipid film. Under normal conditions our body produces ½ liter of sweat per day, when the temperature rises significantly we can expel even more than two liters per hour.
Hyperhidrosis can have important social and occupational implications. Excessive sweating can be triggered by endrocrine (hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism), dietary (excessive consumption of caffeine, capsaicin or temogenic agents), pharmacological (antipyretics, antidepressants, amphetamines) and vegetative (vomiting, nausea, pain) stimuli, and last but not least stress. Emotions play also a role in local hyperhidrosis, which results in excessive sweating affecting palms of the hands, underarms, soles of the feet and the forehead.
| Primary and secondary hyperhidrosis
There are two types of hyperhidrosis.
When it is triggered by an idiopathic factor, whose cause is unknown.
When it occurs through a pathological process (e.g., obesity, hormone therapies, endocrine changes related to menopause, psychiatric illness, hyperthyroidism, etc.).
| Hyperhidrosis of the scalp
Scalp sweating is often confused with seborrhea. In the case of hyperhidrosis, in fact, the sweat glands increase the production of water (a very different case from the excessive production of sebum). The scalp becomes whitish, loses its natural balance and becomes dull and sweaty causing unsightly effects, inflammation and desquamation.
The accumulation of excess sweat can also cause persistent itching and the skin can emit bad odor. This is because sweat alters the hydro-lipid balance of the epidermis, leading to bacterial proliferation.
Another problem can be greasy hair: the excess sebum present on the skin is melted by sweat and becomes oily leading to the feeling of dirty and greasy hair. For this reason, hyperhidrosis is often confused with seborrhea.
| Products for scalp hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis products thoroughly sanitize and cleanse the skin, leaving a pleasant odor and a lasting feeling of cleanliness and freshness. In addition, the soothing products counteract and alleviate the discomfort caused by this condition such as itching and redness.
We therefore recommend the use of the Phitocomplex sanitizing line which, thanks to the presence of lemon extract and essential oils of sage, Sicilian orange and black pepper, acts in depth on the skin, eliminating impurities and helping to refresh and protect the scalp.
Furthermore, the soothing Phitocomplex line provides relief to the irritated scalp by alleviating itching sensations.
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