Palmar, plantar and palmoplantar hyperhidrosis are the most common forms. The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet have more sweat glands than other body parts which explains why it is so common. Many of those who have this medical condition describe it as having clammy hands and feet.
The symptoms of primary focal hyperhidrosis often begin during childhood or adolescence and is commonly based upon genetics. Interesting enough, most people don’t experience excessive sweating while sleeping.
The intensity of the symptoms varies from person to person.
- Perspiration can be anywhere from clammy hands and feet to severe dripping and everywhere in between
- The temperature of the focal area may differ from the other parts of the body
- Peeling of the skin may also be present
- Episodes of profuse sweating may be followed by periods of extreme dryness
Several treatment options can alleviate the symptoms of primary focal hyperhidrosis.
- Anticholinergic Drugs