Worrying, unnecessary sweat and clamminess are common symptoms of anxiety disorders. They also may be caused by other conditions like depression or hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland). A doctor can help you find out what’s causing your sweating and/or clamminess.
Can I use an anti-sweat or an anti-clammy?
It depends on the exact product you buy. Sweating is normal in most people when they get hot or feel stressed, so many anti-sweats contain synthetic chemicals that mimic the body’s natural fight-or-flight hormones called adrenalin, noradrenaline, dopamine etc which are released during stress to help us cope with it. These products can cause side effects such as headaches and nausea which is why some manufacturers have changed their formulas to avoid these unwanted side effects.