Mindy’s friend Alicia was diagnosed with hyperhidrosis 5 years ago. This condition causes excessive covering in sweat. Hyperhidrosis leads to excessive sweat in the armpits, on the hands, feet, and even other parts of the body. Alicia was unaware she had hyperhidrosis. She simply thought she was more sweaty than others. Mindy advised her to go to the hospital because she thought this was all odd. Alicia’s hyperhidrosis caused her to sweat excessively even when it was not super tepid outside. Mindy had a feeling something was wrong when Alicia was outside in the snow and her hands were excessively covered in sweat. Before she got tested, she was complaining about her high energy costs. Alicia would often turn her air conditioner on super cold because she thought she was covered in sweat because it was too hot. But no matter if her AC was low, if she was in the snow, or even right after showering Mindy would excessively sweat. She finally got her diagnosis and got a medicated deodorant to try. The deodorant did not work, so Mindy started taking medication which helps. Many people know they have hyperhidrosis if their armpits are sweaty from the heat and that is not necessarily true. A majority of people who sweat will stop if they go into an AC environment. If you do have hyperhidrosis, being in a tepid and humid environment causes flare up even if you’re receiving treatment so it is important to stay in the AC when possible. It’s ideal for those suffering from hyperhidrosis to use a smart control device so their home remains comfortable.