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Excessive sweating may be caused by something as tame as exercise and spicy food but at other times, it may be a sign of emergency medical condition that requires treatment.



Insulin & other anti-diabetic drugs may cause hypoglycemia which leads to diaphoresis


Caffeine, Cocaine, amphetamine

Central acting drugs

Alcohol, morphine, anti-psychotics

Withdrawal from drugs

Alcohol, narcotic pain killers

Serotonin syndrome

Excessive use of Prozac-like drugs

Heart attack

Rapid firing of sympathetic system


Accompanied by fever and chills, especially in malaria & TB