Schoolgirl, 11, unable to grasp a pen, do her homework, and too embarrassed to touch others because her hands are so sweaty
- Girl has primary focal hyperhidrosis, which makes hands sweat excessive
- Symptoms worsened when she was stressed and when she reads and writes
- The condition is not caused by another medical condition or side effect of a medication
An 11-year-old girl is unable to do her schoolwork because her palms are sweating so much that she cannot grasp any pens.
The young person suffers from primary focal hyperhidrosis, which causes uncontrollable sweating in her palms and soles of the feet.
The embarrassing situation has left the nameless schoolgirl with crippling embarrassment and difficulty in doing school work.
Her symptoms get worse when she is stressed or viewed, and when she reads and writes, doctors revealed in India.
Sweat shimmers from the hands of an 11-year-old girl who suffers from primary focal hyperhidrosis, causing uncontrollable sweating in her palms and soles of the feet.
Medics in Una, Himachal Pradesh, revealed the story in the Case Reports from British Medical Journal.
The team from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Satellite Center, treated the girl, who also suffered from sweating on the soles of her feet.
The girl's palms and feet sweat excessively during the day, but stop when she sleeps. Her symptoms were reduced with an antiperspirant.
Her eight-year-old brother also suffers from the condition, and her grandfather has also reported similar symptoms since childhood.
The condition causes excessive sweating that is not caused by another medical condition or as a side effect of medication.
It occurs on very specific parts of the body and is usually & # 39; symmetrical & # 39 ;, which means that both the left and right sides of the body are affected in the same way.
The most common areas that can be affected by the condition are the hands, feet, armpits, face or head.
The condition is thought to affect less than 3 percent of the population and in some cases it is hereditary.
Treatments include psychotherapy to reduce anxiety, antiperspirant creams, tablets that reduce sweating.
WHAT IS PRIMARY FOCAL HYPERHIDROSIS?
The condition causes excessive sweating that is not caused by another medical condition or the side effect of medication.
It occurs on very specific parts of the body – described as focal areas – and is usually relatively & # 39; symmetrical & # 39 ;, which means that both the left and right sides of the body are affected equally.
The most common areas of attention are the hands, feet, armpits, face or head.
Most people with hyperhidrosis experience excessive sweating in more than one area – especially people with sweaty palms, they almost always have sweaty feet.
Primary focal hyperhidrosis often begins in childhood or adolescence, especially hyperhidrosis of the hands and feet.
Sufferers from primary focal hyperhidrosis have episodes of excessive sweating at least once a week.
They usually do not experience excessive sweating while sleeping.
Treatments include psychotherapy to reduce anxiety, antiperspirant creams, tablets that reduce sweating, Botox injections – usually only available for sweating under the armpits – and, in extreme cases, surgery to remove the sweat glands.
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