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Some common signs and symptoms of hyperhidrosis

If you are a bit perplexed on possible ways to check for hyperhidrosis, here is a checklist to guide you.

  • Noticeable sweat on specific areas of the body: you may have hyperhidrosis if you notice beads of sweats on specific areas of the body even when you are not engaged. You may also notice that your clothes excessively get soaked with sweats.
  • Skin infections: if you have skin infections in the areas of the body that you noticeably sweat, then you may also have hyperhidrosis. Some of these skin infections may include jack itch and athletes foot.
  • Sweating interferes with daily activities: some patients with hyperhidrosis often notice that their sweats hinders and interferes with most of their daily activities like writing, and turning a doorknob, etc.
  • Change in the appearance of your skin: other symptoms of hyperhidrosis also include peeling skin, and skin colour turning white and soft in some areas.

Whatever the situation is, our Dermatologist Harley Street London can help you diagnose this skin condition based on th symptoms above. Give us a call right away if you experience any of these!

Types of hyperhidrosis

All types of hyperhidrosis cause excessive sweating. However, there are some specific differences.

Primary focal hyperhidrosis

Primary hyperhidrosis usually begins during adolescence for most affected people. People with this type of hyperhidrosis are still considered healthy. These may include the following:

  • Excessive sweating affects one or two areas of the body. In this case, the most commonly affected areas of the body are the underarms, hands, feet and forehead
  • Excessive sweating that may also affect both sides of the body like the underarms, such that the affected persons usually notice both underarms sweating excessively.
  • Sweating may begin after the person wakes up. But in this stage, the person may not notice wet sheets or clothing unless in situations where the room is hot.
  • For most people, primary hyperhidrosis occurs at least once a week

Secondarygeneralised hyperhidrosis

Secondary hyperhidrosis usually begins when the person is an adult, and sometimes after an accident or frostbite. They are usually caused by a few factors or reasons, and this may include:

  • Medical conditions: medical conditions usually cause about 50% of most hyperhidrosis in their secondary stage; some of these medical conditions may include the following:
  • gout
  • diabetes
  • frostbite
  • injury
  • tumour
  • obesity
  • menopause
  • hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid
  • Injury caused by accidents.
  • Secondary hyperhidrosis may also occur as a result of some reaction of the body to certain food supplements and medicines. A person with secondary hyperhidrosis may notice the following symptoms
  • Sweating excessively in various part of the body
  • Sweating even while asleep.

If you notice the above symptoms, ensure you visit a dermatologyclinic to find out why this thing happens.You can visit clear skin London, or you can call us on 020 71833648 for all skin related problems

Hyperhidrosis and anxiety: What you should know.

Both primary and secondary hyperhidrosis can make the affected person feel a bit embarrassed, and sometimes, extremely anxious. Patients with this hyperhidrosis often find it very hard to raise their hands in the public comfortably. In some cases, teens with this type of skin conditions often hide the sweats by wearing layers of clothing. In other words, it affects the confidence level of the affected person. You can save yourself a lot of stress by visiting our dermatologicclinicLondon.