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Hyperhidrosis is the name given to excessive and uncontrollable sweating.

Localised hyperhidrosis may affect the armpits, palms, soles, face or elsewhere.

Generalised hyperhidrosis may affect the entire body.

Localised hyperhidrosis is more common than generalised hyperhidrosis. Triggers to attacks of sweating may include:

  • Hot weather
  • Exercise
  • Fever
  • Anxiety
  • Spicy food

Treatments may include: Botulinum toxin: Botox® therapy and aluminium chloride compounds.