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excessive sweating

i am a 63 yr old female who was diagnosed with COPD 2 yrs ago,,i have a problem with excessive sweating around my head and neck area..my hair looks like i have just taken a shower,,,its even worse when i have a cold which i have had for 2 weeks now,,but do it all thew time,,,could that be caused by low oxgen level,,i am on albuteral ,,was on advair and sprivia but no longer using those..i can't walk very far or do much housework without getting out of breath,,i did smoke but quit when i was diagnosed ,,started back and quit again
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Excessive sweating is not characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or of low oxygen levels, whatever the cause.  Sweating does occur with a number of conditions, most commonly with diabetes but also with some infectious diseases.  You should see your doctor and get his/her opinion.  You should also ask that your oxygen level be checked.

Now that you have quit smoking for a second time, I hope that you will never smoke again.  You should also be using inhaled medicine for your COPD.  It is always possible that a given medicine could cause sweating.
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