Clammy Skin

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Definition

Clammy skin is cool, moist, and usually pale.


Alternative Names

Sweat - cold; Clammy skin; Cold sweat


Considerations

Clammy skin may be an emergency. Call your doctor or 911 immediately.


Common Causes
  • Anxiety attack
  • Heart attack
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Internal bleeding
  • Low blood oxygen levels
  • Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
  • Severe pain
  • Shock

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