Harvard Women's Health Watch

Conditions: When sweating is too much

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can take a serious toll, making handshakes unpleasant, intimacy difficult, and some types of work impossible. Although the underarms, palms, feet, and groin are most often involved, any part of the body may be affected. The condition is also associated with certain skin problems, including atopic dermatitis. The condition can be managed with products such as prescription-strength antiperspirants, Botox injections, and iontophoresis.
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