Journal article

Sweaty, smelly hands and feet

Catherine E Scarff

AUSTRALIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Palmoplantar hyperhidrosis, with or without offensive odour (bromhidrosis), can have a devastating effect on a patient's life. The condition usually begins in childhood or adolescence and can impact greatly on education, career choices and social development. OBJECTIVE: This article describes the presentation, investigation and management options for palmoplantar hyperhidrosis. DISCUSSION: Clinical history and examination is often sufficient to make a diagnosis of palmoplantar hyperhidrosis. Fortunately, there are successful treatments available that can provide relief of symptoms.

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