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Q. Can white patches appear due to sweating excessively?

Answered by
Dr. Syed Muneeb Mohammad
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 30, 2022

Hi doctor,

My daughter is a bit chubby compared to other children of her age. She sweats a lot when playing, especially in summer. This has resulted in a white patch appearing on her hands and neck. What should I do to get rid of these patches?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

It appears to be hyperhidrosis (abnormally excessive sweating). Some children tend to develop a fungal infection due to dampness. Just apply an antifungal cream, especially during the summer. Use Onabet (Sertaconazole) cream and apply it three times a day for five days. Regular exercise is necessary. Please do a thyroid profile test.


Investigations to be done:

Thyroid profile


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