Excessive sweating or Hyperhidrosis is a common problem, especially of the palms, armpits and soles. It can be distressing and can have a serious impact on your life causing social embarrassment. However, the condition is usually treatable. Normal sweating helps to keep the body temperature steady in hot weather, during a high temperature (fever), or when exercising.
Some complications due to sweat are uncommon. In some cases, the affected skin can become sore, irritated and prone to infection. There is a risk of developing eczema on affected skin. Health conditions that may cause excessive sweating include:
Fever of undetermined cause
Generalized anxiety disorder
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
Medication side effects, such as sometimes experienced when taking some beta blockers and antidepressants