By Gary M. White, MD
Eccrine chromhidrosis is the discoloration of sweat. Although rare, when it does occur, green is a common color.
- Causes include hyperbilirubinemia, consumption of a homeopathic medicine and idiopathic.
The skin may take on a greenish hue, especially where sweat glands are most common, e.g., hands and feet.
If the cause is found, it should be avoided.
Green eccrine sweat from hyperbilirubenimia. Dermatology Online Journal 21(3)
Green sweat from a homeopathic medicine. Dermatol Online J. 2015 Nov 18;21(11)
The green discoloration of the skin is subtle and is better viewed after wiping off with swabs.
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