Correct Answer: C
One of the tangible health impacts of living with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is that risks of contracting skin infections due to fungi, bacteria or viruses increases by 300%! Know what else almost triples? Risks of experiencing depression or anxiety. The chances of getting eczema (atopic dermatitis) may also increase. Learn more about the real-world impacts of excessive sweating here.
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