Acrocyanosis is blueness of the extremities (the hands and feet). Acrocyanosis is typically symmetrical. It is marked by a mottled blue or red discoloration of the skin on the fingers and wrists and the toes and ankles. Profuse sweating and coldness of the fingers and toes may also occur.
Acrocyanosis is caused by narrowing (constriction) of small arterioles (tiny arteries) toward the end of the arms and legs.
A number of different doctors treat hyperhidrosis. You can start by seeing your primary care doctor or call for an appointment with an internist or dermatologist.
What to Tell Your Doctor About Your Heavy Sweating
When you go in for your first doctor's visit, it helps to know a little bit about your sweating patterns and what seems to trigger heavy sweating. In the days or weeks before your appointment, keep a diary of the following information:
How many times a day do you have to change your clothes?
How many times a day do you bathe or shower, and what type of soap do you use?
What methods have you tried (such as antiperspirants or absorbent foot pads) to control excessive sweating?
How has heavy sweating affected your life -- for example, have you had to change social plans, lost friends, or been affected at work because of hyperhidrosis?
Do you experience any skin irritation at the site of the heavy sweating?
How does heavy sweating affect you emotionally? Do you ever get sad or angry because of it?