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.
Sept. 21, 2012