What are the complications associated with hyperhidrosis?

Updated: Mar 23, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Severe cases of hyperhidrosis may adversely affect the patient's quality of life by causing great emotional distress, social embarrassment, and work-related disability (due to palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). It may also be linked with depressive symptoms. [26]

Palmoplantar sweating may result in irritation of the affected skin, ultimately leading to chafing.

Axillary hyperhidrosis may be malodorous, causing social embarrassment.


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