Perspiration


Skin | Dermatology | Perspiration (Symptom)


Description

Transpiration is the act of secreting fluid from the skin by the sweat glands. These are small tubular glands situated within and under the skin (subcutaneous tissue). Sweat is a clear colorless liquid, acidic, with a peculiar odour. It contains some fatty acids and mineral matter and it is also called perspiration. Sweat is produced mainly under the arms, feet and palms of the hands. When sweat mixes with bacteria on the skin can cause odour.

Bathing regularly and using antiperspirants or deodorants can help control odour. Too little sweating (anhidrosis) can put lives at risk because the body can overheat. Among the causes of anhidrosis include dehydration, burns and some skin disorders and nerves. ...