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Perspiration

Self-care

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

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Sudden cold sweat, especially if accompanied by chest pain or shortness of breath

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Amount of sweat changes significantly
  • Daily activities are altered due to perspiration
  • There's a change in body odor

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