Hyperhydrosis can affect almost every area of the body, however excessive armpit sweating is the most common. This is called ‘axillary hyperhydrosis’ and accounts for 50% of cases of excessive sweating. Other areas involved include the hands, known as palmar hyperhidrosis, the feet, known as plantar hyperhidrosis. Other areas include the face, scalp, neck and groin. In some people it can affect the sweat glands all over the body, a condition known as ‘generalised hyperhidrosis’.

Many patients will have sweating involving a number of areas, such as the armpits, and hands.

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