Sweating commonly happens as a response to fear or stress, which is why you might notice increased sweating as a physical symptom of anxiety. Like typical sweat, anxiety sweat can appear all over your body, but you’ll usually notice it most on the: palms. soles of your feet.
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How long does anxiety sweat last?
All of a sudden you get a strong surge of fear. This triggers physical symptoms like a pounding heart, sweating, shortness of breath, nausea, chest pain, or trembling. It can last 5 to 20 minutes.
Does anxiety medication stop sweating?
As a result, you may feel less anxious going into social settings. Anxiety medication, such as an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) can also help. When these drugs are effective, you should feel less anxious. And in turn, you should sweat less.
Can sweating be psychological?
Psychological sweating, also referred to as emotional sweating, in response to emotive stimuli like stress, anxiety, fear and pain occurs over the whole body surface, but is most evident on the palms, soles, face and axilla, and is effected by both apocrine and eccrine sweat glands [1,2].