Excessive sweating can cause high levels of wetness on the entire surface of the skin or just on certain areas of the body such as the underarms, face, the palms of the hands, and soles of the feet.
Palmar hyperhidrosis: is excessive sweating of the palms of the hands. Palms perspire more than normal leaving hands feeling moist or in some cases dripping wet. The area of perspiration may also cause the hands to feel noticeably warmer than other parts of the body. After the majority of the sweating has subsided, hands may feel clammy or start to peel.
Axillary hyperhidrosis: is excessive sweating from the underarms. This type of hyperhidrosis is identified by visible sweat stains on shirts and sweaters. People may also experience a stronger armpit odor than usual, especially if there is hair on the underarms. Plantar hyperhidrosis: is excessive sweating of the feet and can cause wet socks and shoes as well as increased foot odor. Left untreated plantar hyperhidrosis can lead to athletes foot.
Facial hyperhidrosis: is the excessive sweating of the face and is the most noticeable form of hyperhidrosis. Excessive facial sweating can drench the entire face in sweat as well as the head, causing and itchy and flaky scalp.
If you experience a higher level of perspiration than normal, a change in pattern of sweating, or increased body odor, you may have symptoms of excessive sweating. It is a good idea to visit your skin care professional at the onset of symptoms to receive proper diagnosis and treatment before excessive sweating interferes with your life.