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For the afflicted, hyperhidrosis is definitely not only a cosmetic problem, but may also be connected to heavy professional, medical and psychosocial burdens.Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. mult. T. RuzickaDirector of the clinic and outpatient clinic for dermatology and allergology of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany
Hyperhidrosis - what is it?
- Approximately 40% of the afflicted suffer from excessive underarm sweating
- Approximately 10% of the afflicted suffer from excessive sweating ontheir head and/or other body parts
- Approximately 60% of the afflicted suffer from excessive sweating on their hands or feet
Degree of severity of
|Symptoms of hyperhydrosis|
|I - light Hyperhidrosis||Underarms + hands/feet: considerable, increased skin moisture |
Underarms: Sweat stains with a diameter of 5-10cm
II - moderate
|Underarms + hands/feet: beads of sweat form |
Underarms: Sweat stains with a diameter of 10-20
Hands/feet: sweating on palms or soles is limited
|III - severe hyperhidrosis||Underarms + hands/feet: Sweat drips |
Underarms: Sweat stains with a diameter greater than 20cm
Hands/feet: Sweating on the back of fingers and toes as well as the lateral edge of hands and feet.