Excessive sweating can be localized, i.e. connected with only a limited area of the body. Examples might be palmoplantar hyperhidrosis or acrohyperhidrosis which means excessive sweating of palms or feet. Another possible case is when excessive sweating affects the whole body evenly. This is called generalized hyperhidrosis. Idiopathic hyperhidrosis is a medical diagnosis of unknown etiology, where a person is suff ering from excessive sweating. Idiopathic hyperhidrosis usually involves 1% of the population. Excessive sweating may be connected with a numberof other problems including skin irritation, warts, bacterial or fungal infection and also psychological problems such as loss of self-confidence, avoiding of physical contact, decreasing social activities and developing of depression.
Excessive sweating is further connected with a number of physiological and psychic problems. Physiological problems include skin irritation caused by bacterial or fungal infection, warts caused by human papillomaviruses or nail bed fungal infection. Psychic problems include loss of self-confidence, avoiding physical contact, decreasing social activities and developing depressions. Hyperhidrosis can be further divided according to its origin into: