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by Ed W -
Number of replies: 1

Dear dr. Schubiner,

I would like to know if hyperhidros is also related to MBS?

And what about athletes foot?

many thanks,


In reply to Ed W

Re: hyperhidrosis

by Howard Schubiner -

HI Ed. 

I thought I had answered this question for you before, but if I didn't I apologize for that.

Hyperhidrosis is just excess sweating and sweatiness. This is MBS. Athlete's foot is due to a fungus that grows and causes itching and a rash. That is not MBS, but fungi grow more readily when there is hot and humid conditions, like when one is more sweaty. That is why people with hyperhidrosis have a higher rate of fungal infections on the skin. 

Does that help?

Best, Howard