My entire life I have suffered from sweating on top of my head and forehead when I get embarrassed, feel confronted or caught in an error or feel judged. This happens a lot. And when it does, my sweating snowballs. It is an instant amount of sweat and it collects and then starts streaming down my face. So the sweat has nothing to hold on to when it starts.
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Is excessive facial or forehead sweat getting in the way of life? Anxiety, stress, medications, diet, and climate are all possible causes of profuse face sweating. This type of excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis. In fact, there are several types of hyperhidrosis.
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
In fact, heavy sweating may occur during any time of the day, or night—depending on the type of hyperhidrosis one has. There are two basic forms of hyperhidrosis—primary focal hyperhidrosis and secondary general hyperhidrosis. The sweating is localized to specific parts of the body in focal hyperhidrosis, while in general hyperhidrosis the sweating may be in several areas of the body, or all over the body.
Back to Health A to Z. Excessive sweating is common and can affect the whole body or just certain areas. Sometimes it gets better with age but there are things you can do and treatments that can help.