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What is the difference between primary and secondary hyperhidrosis?

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Primary hyperhidrosis is the most common cause of excessive sweating. It tends to start in childhood and run in families, and it usually causes heavy sweating on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and armpits.

Secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by a medical condition or medication. Sweating can occur over wider areas of your body.

SOURCES:

International Hyperhidrosis Society.

American Academy of Family Physicians.

Cleveland Clinic.

Bolognia J. , 2 ed, Mosby Elsevier, 2008. Dermatologynd

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 18, 2017

SOURCES:

International Hyperhidrosis Society.

American Academy of Family Physicians.

Cleveland Clinic.

Bolognia J. , 2 ed, Mosby Elsevier, 2008. Dermatologynd

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 18, 2017

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