How do I stop sweating after exercise?

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    Jan 28, 2016 4:01 AM GMT
    I usually run first thing in the morning, and that's all well and good, but I can't stop sweating for hours afterward. It makes getting ready for work a pit when I am dripping wet even out of the shower and dressed. Sometimes I even get to work and I'm still sweaty. Is there any sure fire way to stop the sweating? I've tried cold showers, but it seemed like a temporary fix-- I just started sweating again after a few minutes.
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    Jan 28, 2016 4:45 AM GMT
    See a doctor. Doesn't seem normal.
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    Jan 28, 2016 5:52 AM GMT
    Don't heat your home.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 28, 2016 5:57 AM GMT
    Don't stop suddenly you have to do a cool down.
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    Jan 28, 2016 12:31 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidDon't stop suddenly you have to do a cool down.


    Hmm.... That might be help, now that I think about it. Might give that a try.
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    Jan 28, 2016 12:34 PM GMT
    Any chest pains, or other pains, associated with the sweating?
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    Jan 28, 2016 1:52 PM GMT
    Rhi_Bran saidAny chest pains, or other pains, associated with the sweating?


    None. It's not super heavy sweating, but enough to keep my forehead wet.
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    Jan 28, 2016 5:28 PM GMT
    Unless the temperature of where you work is high, then i have no idea.
    Ever tried using skincare lotion on your body after shower? It might help.
  • LJay

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    Jan 28, 2016 5:49 PM GMT
    Have you tried walking instead of running to see if the sweating is different?

    It does sound like a good question for a doctor.
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    Jan 28, 2016 5:55 PM GMT
    Ronar2 saidUnless the temperature of where you work is high, then i have no idea.
    Ever tried using skincare lotion on your body after shower? It might help.

    Lotions shouldn't be applied until after you've stopped perspiring, because they'll clog the sweat glands and pores, increasing the duration of your post-workout sweats. Cool showers are a good idea, and perform the rest of your toilette after you've showered, so your body can cool down while you're shaving, brushing, flossing, combing, etc. Lowering the temp in your bed and bathrooms also helps, as does circulating the air in your bath (open the windows and keep the exhaust fan on until you're dry), and wait as long as possible until you actually start getting dressed once everything else is done. Nothing at all wrong with doing your morning routine desnudo! And yes, wearing a cotton tee beneath your shirt WILL keep you cooler, even on hot days. I learned that trick in the Navy! icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 28, 2016 6:24 PM GMT
    Tanks for the advice mginsd. I'll try that too. I may ask my doctor too, but it's not so awful that I feel like it's necessarily a medical issue.
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    Jan 28, 2016 6:30 PM GMT
    javelin7 saidTanks for the advice mginsd. I'll try that too. I may ask my doctor too, but it's not so awful that I feel like it's necessarily a medical issue.

    My advice was given to me by an MD friend who's a board certified dermatologist, and it's worked well for me. Sounds like your body, like mine, just takes longer to cool down. I tend to "run hot," anyway. Make sure you drink lots of water to stay hydrated, too! icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 28, 2016 6:46 PM GMT
    This doesn't sound normal. I'd see a doctor if I were you. Might just be how your body works but best to have it checked out to be sure.
  • FRE0

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    Jan 28, 2016 7:02 PM GMT
    I very much doubt that it is a medical problem. Try taking the coldest possible shower and stay into it long enough to cool off.
  • Beeftastic

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    Jan 28, 2016 9:03 PM GMT
    Yeah, I'd recommend a cool shower too. And a cool down from your workout.
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    Jan 28, 2016 9:25 PM GMT
    Follow your post-cooldown cold shower with the coldest drink of water you can stand, both before and after you get dressed for work. Eat some ice too while you're at it. If you drink hot coffee around this time it's probably making the sweating worse; switch that to iced as well if it's feasible.

    I realize this is the least of all the things you've tried and had recommended here, but both variations do hold true for me (hot coffee makes me sweat, and following a cold shower with cold liquid intake helps reduce sweating somewhat). I'd think it's good that your metabolism responds so well to your workout; I think all you really need to do is find a way to siphon off that extra energy while your output stabilizes.
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    Jan 28, 2016 9:31 PM GMT
    Phil: that's all awesome advice thanks!!
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    Jan 28, 2016 11:38 PM GMT
    See A Doctor.
    See A Doctor.
    See A Doctor.
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    Jan 29, 2016 1:14 AM GMT
    anotherphil saidFollow your post-cooldown cold shower with the coldest drink of water you can stand, both before and after you get dressed for work. Eat some ice too while you're at it. If you drink hot coffee around this time it's probably making the sweating worse; switch that to iced as well if it's feasible.

    I realize this is the least of all the things you've tried and had recommended here, but both variations do hold true for me (hot coffee makes me sweat, and following a cold shower with cold liquid intake helps reduce sweating somewhat). I'd think it's good that your metabolism responds so well to your workout; I think all you really need to do is find a way to siphon off that extra energy while your output stabilizes.

    Great idea - besides drinking very cold water, try some ice. It takes about 4 calories of heat to melt every gram of ice into water.

    Any possibility of sitting in a cold pool ? (Does anyone ave bathtubs anymore?)
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    Jan 29, 2016 2:01 AM GMT
    robbaker saiddo you sweat during rough sex?icon_wink.gif

    It needn't be rough, but when being intimate on warm nights, that slip-slidin' away feeling like two sticks of butter rubbin' 'gainst each other is pretty awesome.
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    Jan 29, 2016 6:14 AM GMT
    I sweat - a lot - during and after a workout or sex. The hair on the top of my head sweats... It's not a problem that a doc can fix (hyperhidrosis) without doing stupid things like trying to take out sweat glands under your arms. Some people just sweat more than others, it's something you get used to. After many a workout (like on our "cold" winter evenings here in so cal) my husband is dry, he's a black muscle bear and lifts as hard as I do, but I'm wet from head to toe, wiping sweat off the benches and always leaving in wet cloths.

    "I very much doubt that it is a medical problem. Try taking the coldest possible shower and stay into it long enough to cool off."

    I agree, take a cold shower, cool down. I like cold showers because it shuts down the sweating - for a while. But you may start sweating again with any exertion (walking fast for example). Cool weather/AC of course helps. But dam I can get sweaty in a closed coat if I don't unzip with exertion.

    So, it seems obvious but keeping your body cool is the best advice. Wear a light shirt, etc. I don't see how guys can wear an undershirt, I cook when I've tried. Anyway, just stay cool and go slow to not sweat.


    A note on sweating and sex. Of course we sweat from the exertion of fucking but maybe being completely covered in sweat during sex is a defense against getting caught, that is if someone were to catch you fucking their partner but since you're covered in sweat you can slip from his grip and run. icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 29, 2016 7:12 AM GMT
    A lot of things can be the reason why you sweat a lot even after a workout. Everyone's body reacts diffenyly from one another. Swear is technically your bodies natural reaction to the cool the body down since too much heat in your body is bad. Unless you are beginning to feel dizzy light headed or very hot to the point you can't do anything then that is to a point where you should see a doctor asap since it's usually due to a heat injury.
    FRE0 saidI very much doubt that it is a medical problem. Try taking the coldest possible shower and stay into it long enough to cool off.


    A cool bath is great but you want to be careful with very cold baths after working out, that may cause the body to go into shock more easily. Just saying
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    Jan 29, 2016 11:46 AM GMT
    Sounds like your body retains water easily. If that's so, just reduce your salt intake and increase your water intake.
  • FRE0

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    Jan 29, 2016 8:37 PM GMT
    At one time it was thought that it took only 100 calories for a 150 pound man to run a mile. Actually that's true but later it was found that the metabolism rate remains considerably elevated for some time AFTER running and declines gradually. Considering that, it is not unreasonable for guys to sweat for some time after running or other vigorous aerobic exercise.