Sweating

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Yukiko Ueda, MD

Dermatology

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  • Sweat a lot under the armpits

  • Sweat a lot on the upper body

  • A lot of sweat on my hands

  • A lot of sweat on the side

  • Socks are always soaked because of sweat

  • Keep dropping things because of sweat

  • Lots of sweat on the face

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

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.

  • Dehydration

    Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in, and your body does not have as much water as it needs. Common causes of dehydration include inadequate intake, diarrhea, vomiting and fever. Dehydration can also lead to serious complications including seizures, urinary and kidney problems.

  • 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.

  • Influenza
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Adjustment disorder

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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 sweat a lot on some areas, such as the palms, soles, underarms, and face?

  • 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?

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