Hyperhidrosis Is Not Harmful, But It Can Be Uncomfortable and Distressing
Interference with Daily Activities
If sweating affects your ability to perform normal activities, such as turn a doorknob or walk comfortably, you may have hyperhidrosis.
Typically, patients with hyperhidrosis visibly sweat even when they are not exerting themselves. Visible sweating may appear as sweat-soaked clothing or in beads of sweat on the forehead or other parts of the face.
Infections or Changes in Skin Appearance
Hyperhidrosis can often trigger skin problems such as bacteria or fungal infection. Excessive sweating can also cause skin to become soft and white or even peel in certain areas.