After sweating, you should:
- Wash your face and body
- Change clothes and bed sheets
- Drink plenty of water to replace lost body fluids
- Slightly lower room temperature to prevent more sweating
Call your health care provider if
Contact your health care provider if sweating is accompanied by:
- Weight loss
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid, pounding heartbeat
These symptoms may indicate a problem, such as
Also call your health care provider if:
- You sweat a lot or sweating lasts for a long time or can't be explained.
- Sweating occurs with or is followed by
chest painor pressure.
- Sweating is accompanied by weight loss or most often occurs during sleep.
Review Date: 05/03/2009
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.