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Excessive sweating is common and can affect the whole body or just certain areas. Sometimes it gets better with age but there are things you can do and treatments that can help. 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 doesn’t need to cool down. Excessive sweating can happen for no obvious reason, because of another condition you may have or as a side effect of medication you’re taking.
If you are still suffering from symptoms after trying to manage your symptoms using the tips above, you can also see a pharmacist about excessive sweating. There are things they can give you over the counter, such as:
See a GP if you’re sweating excessively and:
Your GP may refer you for tests if they think another condition may be causing your sweating.