Excessive sweating can range from moderate moisture to the severe, resulting in large wet stains on clothing, damp and smelly feet, or clammy and wet hands.
The term Hyperhidrosis is used when excessive perspiration or sweating experiences go beyond what would be expected, given the local environment and the amount the body actually needs to release to regulate its temperature.
Hyperhidrosis is typically localised to the underarms, palms, soles of feet, face and other areas. Another characteristic is that the perspiration reduces during sleep.
For people experiencing excessive sweating, the fear and embarrassment of being discovered can often be very stressful. Uncertainty around “do I smell?” or “does it show?” is often a key theme.
Everyday life can also be severely impacted with avoidance of wearing certain types of clothing, the need to apply antiperspirant several times a day, repeated body washing and also the worry about whether wetness or odour is obvious to others.
Did you know?
Internationally recognised classification for antiperspirants (the American FDA) states that for a product to be categorised as an ‘antiperspirant’ it must achieve a 20% sweat reduction. If an antiperspirant demonstrates a 30% sweat reduction it may be classified as ‘Extra effective’.The patented formula of Perspirex demonstrates 65% sweat reduction for at least 72 hours after each application.
(Tests performed by the Institute Dr. Schrader International GmbH, Germany.)