Aged 15 on sweaty hands

I started sweating at the age of 8 or 9. I can’t remember when it first started, its wasn’t like I woke up one day and had sweaty hands, it kind of happened gradually. Over time it really bothered me, believe it or not the worse thing was that my playstation hand controller kept slipping, and I couldn’t play games, but seriously, my school work didn’t go so good. I couldn’t write stuff down without the ink smudging.

Specialist comment

Drew’s case is not unique, in fact up to 2% of children will have this condition, and most will go undiagnosed and untreated. Early identification that a child has this problem is important. Treatments such as topical Driclor can be effective in minor cases, whilst iontophoresis can help the majority of cases. Sweaty hands has a HUGE impact on school work, social development , especially in developing confidence in the teens, and of course holding the Playstation controller!

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