What Causes Abnormal Sweating?

Abnormal sweating is more common in infants and older children than it is in adults. It usually lasts for a few weeks or months, but may last as long as six months to two years. The cause of abnormal sweating can be several things:

It could be caused by an infection (viral, bacterial, fungal). If the sweat consists of clear fluid and very little color or smell, this is called hyperhidrosis . This type of severe excessive body odor due to an infection might occur only during the first few days after starting antibiotics . In some cases, the excess fluid from the infected area cannot escape through normal channels because of swollen lymph nodes that block them. In these instances, drainage tubes are inserted into the affected areas until they heal completely.

(viral, bacterial, fungal). If the sweat consists of clear fluid and very little color or smell, this is called . This type of severe excessive body odor due to an infection might occur only during the first few days after starting antibiotics . In some cases, the excess fluid from the infected area cannot escape through normal channels because of swollen lymph nodes that block them. In these instances, drainage tubes are inserted into the affected areas until they heal completely. Another possible cause is relatively benign skin infections such as ringworm , staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome , pyoderma gangrenosum , erythrasma , tuberculosis sclerosing pustulosis (TSP), pity

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