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Excessive sweating on palm and feet

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  • Posted By: sweaty
  • March 20, 2009
  • 01:52 AM

PLEASE HELP!

I start having excessive sweating on palm and feet since turning 7 years age. since then often encounter excessive sweating anytime of the day except when i sleep. I was brought to see the GP, but they say it is normal.

the condition is that only sweating occurs on my palm and feet and other part of the skin is sweatless even when i'm just sitting here to type this. the amount of sweat is a lot. which usually will wet a 100% cotton hankerchief soak within 30 minutes, or when i'm writing it could soak through ten of pages or more and also leaving blobs of water on the floor (as though of water spilled on the floor)

it has been 20 years now and it actually bothers my living and concentration to work efficiently.:(

is this normal?is there a diagnose?what is happening with me?

Please help.

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  • PLEASE HELP! I start having excessive sweating on palm and feet since turning 7 years age. since then often encounter excessive sweating anytime of the day except when i sleep. I was brought to see the GP, but they say it is normal. the condition is that only sweating occurs on my palm and feet and other part of the skin is sweatless even when i'm just sitting here to type this. the amount of sweat is a lot. which usually will wet a 100% cotton hankerchief soak within 30 minutes, or when i'm writing it could soak through ten of pages or more and also leaving blobs of water on the floor (as though of water spilled on the floor) it has been 20 years now and it actually bothers my living and concentration to work efficiently.:( is this normal?is there a diagnose?what is happening with me? Please help.Hi sweaty,You have a condition known as palmoplantar hyperhidrosis...excessive sweating of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. While it's not a serious health risk, it is not, as your GP said, normal. There doesn't seem to be any one specific definitive cause of hyperhidrosis and it's frequently seen in healthy individuals.I have a friend who, like you, has been plagued with long-term palmoplantar hyperhidrosis. She has had some improvement with the use of the anticholinergic medication benzotropine.Discuss a possible anticholinergic trial with your GP. While hyperhidrosis isn't a serious health condition, it certainly, as you so know so well, has a definite negative impact on the quality of your life.Be well!!John
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