ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Complications of hyperhidrosis include:
- Infections. People who sweat profusely are more prone to skin infections. These infections can range from ringworm to warts.
- Other skin conditions. Certain skin conditions, such as eczema and skin rashes, occur more frequently in people with hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating may worsen skin inflammation.
- Social and emotional effects. Having clammy or dripping hands and perspiration-soaked clothes can be embarrassing. Palm sweat can soak into paperwork, affecting occupational and educational pursuits.
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