What Autoimmune Disease Causes Excessive Sweating?

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is the most common cause of excessive sweating. It’s caused by inhaling spores from certain types of fungi, which grow in your lungs and skin. Although it usually strikes people over age 40, ABPA can also occur in children or young adults who have a family history of this condition. In women, about 50 percent develop symptoms within their first year after being exposed to the fungus; for men it’s 30 percent to 60 percent.

Typically when these patients are diagnosed with ABPA they’re treated with antifungal medicines such as ketoconazole or amphotericin B, combined with an antihistamine drug called cromolyn sodium to prevent any allergic reactions that may follow treatment. But some doctors use steroids instead — because steroids tend to decrease the amount of sweat produced by causing a temporary blockage at the site where sweat glands normally drain into blood vessels below the skin surface — and encourage patients not to exercise until symptoms disappear completely. This approach works well for many patients but doesn’t affect everyone equally: Some people still get sweaty despite steroid treatment alone; others don’t get better even if they’re on both treatments simultaneously because there are different kinds of immune responses occurring in different parts of their bodies after exposure to toxins from fungal spores is detected in tissues throughout their bodies (journal reference). Either way, you need quite a bit more information before deciding what course best suits your situation!

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