It's normal to sweat if you get hot or do exercise, but you may be sweating excessively if you're sweating when your body does not need to cool down. Excessive sweating can happen for no apparent reason, because of another condition you may have or as a side effect of a medicine you're taking.


Some tips:

  • Wear loose-fitting clothes
  • Wear socks that absorb moisture, and, if needed, change them twice a day.
  • Do not wear tight clothes or synthetic fabrics – for example, nylon
  • Do not do things that might make your sweating worse – for example, drinking alcohol or eating spicy food


You can go to the pharmacy and buy some products for excessive sweating. 

You can buy things without a prescription, such as:

  • stronger antiperspirants instead of deodorant
  • armpit or sweat shields to protect your clothing
  • foot powders for sweaty feet
  • soap substitutes that are more gentle on your skin


See your clinic if there's no apparent cause for your sweating, and nothing seems to be helping, then you may be referred to a specialist (dermatologist).