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Hyperhidrosis Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms

Symptoms include:

  • Sweaty palms of the hands and/or soles of the feet
  • Sweaty armpits
  • Change in amount of sweating
  • Change in pattern of sweating
  • Change in the odor associated with sweating
  • Stained clothing

Diagnosis

The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. There are no specific tests for this condition.

A starch-iodine test is often used on armpits. It may be used to determine the areas of the most active sweat glands. Tests may be ordered if your doctor is concerned that you may have a specific medical condition.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2021 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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