Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

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​Learn how hyperhidrosis is diagnosed and treated.

Key points

  • Hyperhidrosis is the term for excessive sweating.
  • There are two types of hyperhidrosis. One type occurs over the entire body. The other type occurs on certain parts of the body such as the underarms, soles of the feet, palms of the hands and face.
  • Your child's doctor can diagnose hyperhidrosis with an exam, simple starch iodine tests or a paper test.
  • There are many treatments that your child's doctor may recommend.
Last updated: June 17th 2013