|It is a functional disorder of the sweat glands characterized
by excessive sweating and offensive smell.
It may be either general or local. The former is usually
associated with some constitutional disease. Local Bromidrosis
(excessive sweating) is commonly located in the feet, axillae
and genital areas. The hand and feet are frequently cold and
present a bluish appearance due to inactive circulation. Sometimes
it is also due to wearing socks and shoes for a long time.
The odour varies, being at times almost imperceptible and
in other cases so strong as to be truly disgusting.
Bromidrosis may also indicate the presence of diseases like
rheumatism, scurvy, chronic peritonitis, syphilis and intermittent
Cleanliness should be observed. Wash affected areas with
plenty of soap.
Some good hoemeo medicines are Artemsia vulgaris, Belladona,
Canthris conium, Dulcamara, Graphitis and Phosphorus.