Correct Answer: B
While severe acne, psoriasis, and long-term, extreme itchiness can all be highly detrimental to an individual’s quality of life, research has shown that hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) actually results in the biggest quality of life shortfalls. Of course, everyone living with a serious skin condition deserves care for both their physical and emotional health, especially because skin diseases have been shown to make a person more likely to experience depressive symptoms, social isolation, loneliness, and lower quality of life. To learn more about treatments for hyperhidrosis, specifically, click here.
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