Volume 10 - Issue 10 - October 2002

H yperhidrosis, the overproduction of sweat by the exocrine sweat glands, can be a psychological and socially debilitating disorder by restricting the personal as well as professional lives of those who suffer from it. Two forms of hyperhidrosis exist: localized (axillary or palmar/plantar) or generalized, affecting the entire skin. Also, the condition may predispose those individuals to other dermatoses such as fungal and bacterial infections. We must recognize the importance of treating hyperhidrosis, and not ignore the seriousness of this condition.1,2 Sweating allows us to regulate our