Q4. Is there more than one type of excessive sweating?

A4. Yes. There are two types of excessive sweating which are:

  • Primary hyperhidrosis
  • Secondary hyperhidrosis

There are a couple of variations within these which include:

  • Focal hyperhidrosis
  • General hyperhidrosis

As you might have guessed, focal hyperhidrosis is a form of excessive sweating which occurs from a particular area of the body, for example the armpits.

Whereas general hyperhidrosis affects the entire body.

There is also another form of excessive sweating known as ‘night sweats’or ‘sleep hyperhidrosis’ which only occurs during the night.

These types of excessive sweating are discussed in more detail within this guide.

Excessive sweating FAQ:

Excessive sweating FAQs

  1. What is 'excessive sweating?'
  2. Can you inherit excessive sweating?
  3. Who is most likely to get excessive sweating?
  4. Is there more than one type of excessive sweating?
  5. What is 'nocturnal hyperhidrosis?'
  6. Do night sweats affect menopausal women only?
  7. What causes excessive sweating in children?
  1. Could my excessive sweating be caused by a medical problem?
  2. How do you treat excessive sweating?
  3. What is 'Odaban?'
  4. What is 'iontophoresis?'
  5. Is Botox effective at treating excessive sweating?
  6. Can surgery help?
  7. Do I need to change my lifestyle?
  8. Can you ever be 'cured'of excessive sweating?

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