Sweating from sweat glands, often in response to heat, exercise, or stress.


Antiperspirants reduce perspiration, and can be applied at night to palms or soles of feet. Look for man-made fabrics designed to wick moisture away from body during exercise.

When to seek immediate medical care

Seek medical care right away for:

  • Sudden cold sweat, especially if chest pain or shortness of breath also are symptoms.

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a healthcare professional if:

  • Amount of sweat changes a lot.
  • Daily activities are altered due to sweating.
  • There's a change in body odor.