What Prescription Drugs Cause Excessive Sweating?

Most people experience sweating as a normal body function. Sweating is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system, and occurs when the body perceives an injury or stress. For many years doctors have recommended over-the-counter antihistamine medications such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for excessive sweating. However, these drugs do not address the cause of excessive sweating and may actually make it worse in some cases. The most effective treatment is to stop taking prescription drugs that exacerbate excessive perspiration, such as for allergies or insomnia.

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TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING

See Appendix D: Multiple Choice Questions and Answers on page 278.

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ANSWERS TO THE TEST IN CHAPTER 11

Chapter 12—The Lungs Are Depleted From Smoking Cigarettes? What Is It Called? How Do You Treat It?

1) pleural effusion; 2) emphysema; 3) asthma; 4) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); 5) bronchitis 6) acute respiratory distress syndrome 7.) pneumothorax 8.) pneumonia 9.) lung abscess 10.) tuberculosis 11.) cystic fibrosis 12.) medicamenta 13.) acid reflux 14). Asbestosis 15): Asthma 16): Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 17): Pneumonia 18): Bronchiectasis 19.): Emphysema 20.): Retin

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