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How can excessive sweating irritate my skin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you sweat excessively, you may be more likely to develop certain skin problems. Chronic excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is heavy perspiration that can't be controlled by conventional antiperspirants. Skin that's constantly bathed in perspiration can become white and wrinkly. It my also crack or become red and inflamed. Your hands, feet, armpits, face, and genital area are most likely to be affected. Talk to a doctor if you have a problem with heavy sweating.
Ben Kaminsky
Dermatology
Excessive sweating is the secretion of sweat in amounts greater than normal, which does occur for some women during extreme exercise or as they “go for the burn.” The copious amount of sweat stays on top of the skin, inducing redness, inflammation, and itching, among other skin symptoms, and can leave even the most astute healthcare professional puzzled as to the cause.
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