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  • Sweat a lot under the armpits

  • Keep staining papers when I write because of sweat

  • Sweat a lot on the upper body

  • A lot of sweat on the side

  • A lot of sweat on my hands

  • Socks are always soaked because of sweat

  • Keep dropping things because of sweat

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About the symptom

Sweating is a body function that helps to maintain body temperature. It is also called perspiration and is the production of sweat by glands in the skin.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Fine tremor of the fingers

  • Abnormal menstruation

  • Fever

  • Respiratory wheeze

  • Seizure attack

  • Unexplained weight loss of 5% or more in 1 month

  • Recent weight loss

  • Palpitation

Possible causes

  • Dyshidrotic Eczema

    This refers to an inflammation of the skin where small blisters develop over the fingers, palms and soles.

  • Acromegaly

    A condition caused by abnormally high levels of growth hormone in the blood. It is usually caused by benign (non-cancerous) tumors in the brain.

  • Graves' disease

    A condition of an overactive thyroid gland. It is a disorder where the immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland.

  • Influenza
  • Hyperthyroidism

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Are you sweating at the moment?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you feel your heart is pounding?

  • Have you had unintentional weight loss of more than 2 kgs in a month?

  • Do you have unintentional weight gain of more than 2 kgs in one month?

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  • Face flushed

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