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Steven Henson


So I have a odd question. Has anybody heard of any cases where hyperthyroidism causes excessive sweating which leads to body acne? For a long time now, my body has had a problem with extreme excessive sweating so much so that I could walk outside in 40 degree weather and my shirt would be soaked with sweat. I feel this excessive sweating then leads to chest and back acne because my skin cannot properly keep up the the sweat amount. Would love any feed back'


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Do some reading on a skin condition called Grover's disease. Small itchy red bumps on back and/or chest which is often mis-diagnosed as folliculitis. Heat and sweating are believed to induce the breakout. It's not bacterial or fungal and the first line of treatment is usually a topical steroid cream. I was recently diagnosed as having it through a biopsy analysis.

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