What Causes Excessive Sweating Of The Head And Face?

The cause of excessive sweating on the head, face or body is different for each person. The most common causes are:

a bacterial infection (pandemic), especially in children between 4 and 14 years old;

medications that affect the nervous system, such as beta-blockers taken by some people to treat high blood pressure or angina pectoris;

thyroid problems caused by an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism);

diabetes mellitus type 1, which can affect nerve impulses affecting sweat glands, causing them to work too hard and overproduce sweat. This may also be caused by a lack of potassium (hypokalemia) or magnesium (hypomagnesemia). Possible symptoms include muscle weakness and cramps; decreased reflexes; sleep disturbances including restless leg syndrome; dry skin with thinning hair growth on the scalp where there used to be more hair follicles; and cold hands and feet with numbness. It may take several weeks before these symptoms appear because many conditions causing hypokalemia initially produce only small changes in the serum levels of this electrolyte that do not trigger obvious symptoms but increase slowly over time – often without any noticeable change in mental acuity until they become sufficiently severe to prompt investigation. For example, patients taking thiazide diuretics may notice only mild gastrointestinal effects at first such as nausea or vomiting followed later by fatigue if their level has fallen below 2 mg/dL when it

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