Hands and feet

September 2009

FocusHands and feet

Sweaty, smelly hands and feet

Volume 38, No.9, September 2009 Pages 666-669

Catherine E Scarff


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.


This article describes the presentation, investigation and management options for palmoplantar hyperhidrosis.


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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Correspondence afp@racgp.org.au

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