Suffering from a disorder that makes her sweat a lot, this young 18-year-old Briton has lived through hell since childhood. Today, she hopes to have found a cure for this disease which affects her social life.

Laila Lake has palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis. In other words, the 18-year-old suffers from a disorder that causes her to sweat excessively in her hands and feet. According to his secrets to Metro UK, the first symptoms appeared in primary school: “It was very complicated in college. My hands were so sweaty that writing an essay was a nightmare. I covered my hands with my sleeves to write but it was very difficult.” A condition that handicaps him on a daily basis. The one who hoped to become a psycho-criminologist, notably had to abandon her studies in criminology at Kingston University.

“When I’m at home, I always have a towel handy because holding a pan or a knife in the kitchen can be hard,” said Laila. If the young woman is constantly trying to lower her body temperature, her excessive sweating is difficult to bear: “I hate shaking people’s hands. Sometimes people notice my sweat dripping on the paper when I write. For my feet, I have to change my socks and shoes several times a day. I have to wear sneakers and nothing else, even in the summer. I would like to wear sandals but I can’t because of my sweating. “

Hope for a normal life

After unsuccessful electrotherapy, Laila discovered that Botox could help her. And for good reason, the product blocks the sweat gland which secretes sweat. In order to be able to afford the injections, which cost around 1000 pounds sterling (~ 1180 euros), the Englishwoman has launched a collection on GoFundMe. “I read that Botox can reduce sweating by up to 80%. It would be life changing. I hope I can go back to school in October and the last thing I want to worry about is dripping sweat on my grades. If I can get a Botox injection before I go back to college, I’ll be a lot less anxious. I’ve been living with this discomfort for almost 10 years and I don’t want to live like this anymore.” she concluded.

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Lara T.
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