Symptoms of hyperhidrosis are dependent on the effected location, which is frequently not limited to single site. Commonly effected sites include:
- Palmar Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the hands, includes dripping sweat of the hands, difficulty when handling objects such as pens or tools, or embarrassment when shaking hands with others.
- Axillary Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the underarms, often forces people to frequently change their shirts, avoid wearing dark clothes or avoid raising their hand.
- Pedal Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the feet, can result in frequent sock-changes and can prohibit the wearing of open-toe shoes like sandals.
- Facial Hyperhidrosis, or sweating of the face, often runs hand-in-hand with blushing.
Areas that produce excessive sweat usually appear pink or white, but, in severe cases, may appear cracked, scaly, and soft (especially on the feet). Other symptoms may include a bad odor caused by bacteria and yeast on the wet skin. Always consult your doctor for a diagnosis.