Q1. What is ‘excessive sweating?’

A1. This is a condition in which a person sweats to excess without any good reason to. They do so even in cold temperatures and without an external trigger such as stress or exercise.

This sweating often happens at inappropriate moments such as public speaking or at a social event.

The medical name for this condition is ‘hyperhidrosis’.

This sweating occurs from the armpits, face, hands and feet but can develop in the groin, chest and back.

Excessive sweating is a common condition which affects around 1% of the UK population.

Find out more in our what is excessive sweating section.

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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