Excessive sweating can be caused by various diseases. Some of the most common ones are bacterial infections, disorders or side effects of medication, benign skin tumors and cancers including skin cancer, sarcoidosis , polyarteritis nodosa , dermatomyositis , tuberculosis (TB), discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) , diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2 .
Most people with excessive sweating do not have any underlying disease or disorder; therefore it is difficult to accurately diagnose the cause of their excessive sweating without taking a detailed history. Your doctor will likely perform several tests to rule out other possible causes before making a diagnosis. These include blood tests for anemia, electrolyte levels, thyroid function test and possibly imaging studies such as X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Treatment options depend on the cause of your excess sweat production. If it is due to an infectious disease like TB then your doctor may prescribe antibiotics along with anti-fungal medications like ketoconazole . If you are diagnosed with DLE then there are several treatment options available which focus on controlling inflammation in order to reduce pain and swelling associated with this condition. One option is topical steroids which help decrease swelling so that pressure on vessels leading away from the face is reduced causing less blood flow through these vessels resulting in lower facial puffy appearance when looking upwards towards the nose area . Another option used for treating DLE involves injections into affected areas using cortic