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Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis: Symptoms and Treatment


When excessive sweating occurs at different body sites it is referred to as primary focal hyperhidrosis.
A US-based study revealed that 2.8% of the regular population suffer from Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis.[2]

- This condition is hereditary.
- It affects both, adults and children.
- It usually begins at the age of 26.
- Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis usually declines after a person turns 50.

This condition was found centuries ago, but it is only now that this condition and its treatment has received widespread attention. This condition can be best described as excessive sweating of the body to regulate its temperature. It can be classified into four types depending upon the body site affected. They are Palmar Hyperhidrosis, Axillary Hyperhidrosis, Plantar Hyperhidrosis, and Craniofacial Hyperhidrosis.


People suffering from this condition usually do not discuss this with their doctors as they are either embarrassed or they are ignorant of the fact that this condition is treatable. The general symptoms are frequent sweating, wet palms, and soles etc.


An Antiperspirant with Aluminum Chloride and nerve blocking medications are prescribed by some doctors.

Consult a Dermatologists or a primary care Physician upon self-diagnosing of the symptoms. At Mfine, we provide holistic approach to health and hence, guarantee accurate diagnosis and smooth treatment for any ailment.

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