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We found 7 providers with an interest in hyperhidrosis and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Joaquin Carlos Brieva, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1600; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joaquin Brieva's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Brieva's clinical interests: alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and cryotherapy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of the North, Dr. Brieva performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5841 South Maryland Avenue; Mc 5040
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Burr Ridge, IL, Maywood, IL, and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Dr. Vigneswaran accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vigneswaran completed residency programs at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Dr. Vigneswaran has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Lung Transplant, Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bethanee Jean Schlosser, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1600; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bethanee Schlosser, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Schlosser is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Schlosser trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schlosser at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Skin Infection, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Roopal V Kundu, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1600; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Roopal Kundu's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among Dr. Kundu's clinical interests: alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kundu attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Laser Hair Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne E Laumann, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1600; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anne Laumann sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Laumann include alopecia areata, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and phototherapy (light therapy). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Laumann trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Laumann's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Scleroderma, Contact Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria L Colavincenzo, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1600; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Colavincenzo is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Her areas of expertise include alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Colavincenzo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Colavincenzo's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malek G Massad, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1740 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Malek Massad specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Massad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. These areas are among Dr. Massad's clinical interests: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and heart transplant. He is affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Massad is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Transplant, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

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What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition where the sweat glands become overactive, leading to excessive sweating. It can occur in just one area, such as the armpits, feet, or hands; or it can be general sweating over the entire body. Hyperhidrosis can happen to people of all ages and genders. It is estimated that the condition affects as many as 3% of all people, but many are never diagnosed because they are too embarrassed to talk about their symptoms with their doctor.

When excessive sweating is the main complaint and is not related to any other condition, it is called primary hyperhidrosis. There is no known cause, but it does tend to run in families. Secondary hyperhidrosis is sweating that is caused by another medical condition, such as anxiety, cancer, hyperthyroidism, or menopause. Sometimes treating the underlying condition can improve this type of sweating.

There are tests doctors can use to diagnose hyperhidrosis. One involves simply soaking up the perspiration with paper and then weighing the paper to measure how much extra sweat is being produced. Another test, called the starch-iodine test, involves covering the body with powder. This powder turns blue in any areas where sweat is produced.

Treatment depends on the severity of the hyperhidrosis and the areas affected. Some options are:
  • Prescription antiperspirants, which contain aluminum chloride and work by plugging the sweat ducts. This signals the sweat glands to decrease sweat production. They work for moderate cases of hyperhidrosis and are relatively affordable.
  • Iontophoresis, a procedure that uses small amounts of electricity and a tray of tap water to decrease production of sweat glands in the hands or feet.
  • Botox, which can be injected into the nerves that control sweat glands in the underarms.
  • Sympathectomy, a surgery for severe cases that can be performed to cut the nerves that stimulate sweat production. Sympathectomy is most effective for hyperhidrosis of the hands. It may cause new symptoms of sweating elsewhere on the body.
  • Surgery to remove sweat glands, most often in the underarms.

Hyperhidrosis is a serious medical condition that causes both physical and emotional distress. Treatments are available, and support groups exist to help patients cope.