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Old 11-28-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default Why do I sweat more when its cold?

I noticed that when it's cold, I actually sweat more under the arms. No amount of antiperspirant stops it. It just gushes out like a fountain and I'm always finding myself going in the bathroom to soak it up with tissue so it does not go through my clothes. It does not help that short sleeve shirts arn't available at this time of year so any new clothes I buy are long sleeves.

I sweat easily in the summer but that's a bit different considering it's hot.

Is this something I should see a doctor about, or is it perhaps a known issue that I can fix myself, either change of diet, or w/e? It's +15 in my house, yet I'm sweating. I'm actually a bit cold, yet, still sweating.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:05 PM   #2
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I doubt it's something you should see your doctor about. Unless you're also experiencing a racing heartbeat, palpitations, etc, it's not a big deal. Sometimes, if you're used to the cold, your body may be more effective at generating heat overall. At the particular warm-spots, like the armpits, you may just be extra warm, resulting in sweat.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:59 AM   #3
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Its possible that you feel more sweaty due to the cold and/or during the summer months your sweat is slightly evaporating more making it feel like your sweating less since there is less sweat standing on your body.
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So is there anything I can do to reduce this? Or is it kinda tough luck, some people sweat more than others? Could my diet affect it? I try to eat healthy but I would not say I'm the healthiest eater.
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So is there anything I can do to reduce this? Or is it kinda tough luck, some people sweat more than others? Could my diet affect it? I try to eat healthy but I would not say I'm the healthiest eater.
I doubt diet would affect it. It's more like your body's adaptation to the environment. There are prescription antiperspirants you could use, which should actually help with the amount of sweat. They're a pretty big pain in the butt though.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:12 PM   #6
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I was thinking too, now that it's colder, there is more active heating going on, maybe that's the cause too. Even though the actual temp may be lower, there is more fluctuations. It's not a huge deal, but can be anoying. Guess I can probably just live with it. Guess the good thing is, I do save a lot on heating by keeping it so low.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:22 PM   #7
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Get some Certain-Dri, should be able to get it at a local Walgreens or other pharmacy. Use it consistently and as directed, and put regular anti-perspirant on over it as it's unscented.
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My bet would be on some weird hypothalamic or hormonal problem. You could see your doctor if you want, I'm really curious about what you have, but it doesn't seem life-threatening.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:58 AM   #9
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Could it just be that in colder temperatures that evaporation works slower so it is simply sweat building up?
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