What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis, also called excessive sweating, can affect the entire body, but usually occurs in the palms, soles, armpits, and/or groin area. Excessive sweating is normal when a person is anxious or has a fever. However, when the condition is chronic, it may signal thyroid problems, low blood sugar, nervous system disorders, or other medical problems.
What are the symptoms of hyperhidrosis?
Areas that produce excessive sweat usually appear pink or white, but, in severe cases, may appear cracked, scaly, and soft (especially on the feet). Other symptoms may include a bad odor caused by bacteria and yeast in the wet skin. The symptoms of hyperhidrosis may resemble other medical conditions. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.
Treatment for hyperhidrosis:
Specific treatment for hyperhidrosis will be determined by your physician, based on:
Treatment may include topical, oral, surgical, or nonsurgical treatments: