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Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)


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There’s sometimes no obvious reason for excessive sweating. But it can be a symptom of another condition or a side effect of a medicine you're taking.

Wearing loose-fitting clothing and leather shoes can help reduce excessive sweating. Using stronger antiperspirants and foot powder can also help.

Treatments for excessive sweating include tablets that reduce sweating, injections in your armpits and treating the area with a weak electric current.

Excessive sweating can sometimes get better on its own with age, but there are things you can do and treatments that can help.

Page last reviewed: 07/11/2023
Next review due: 07/11/2026