U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A male asked:

My son is just over 6 months old and we notice that his hands and feet are always sweaty/ sticky. is it something to be concerned about? thanks

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Common: If your infant is feeding well, in a good mood and growing well, it is not any thing to worry about and is actually quite common. He may be over dressed, but many individuals have sweaty palms and soles and have a conditon called hyperhidrosis. Infants are still immature in their temperature regulation, and it is not uncommon to have clammy hands and feet and a warm body.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 19, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.