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Is this page really necessary ?

I thought Diaphoretic just meant sweaty

Surely the it could be included as a footnote under perspiration —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:33, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Seems like the information much more clinically relevant than the page on perspiration. If anything, that page should be removed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:23, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Hyperhydrosis and Diaphoresis are symptomatically the same but with variations. In cause they are different. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:41, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Merge to hyperhidrosis and perspiration[edit]

I think large pieces of this article could be merged into Hyperhidrosis and Perspiration, leaving:

Main article: Hyperhidrosis

for pathological sweating, and

Main article: Perspiration

for physiological. Mikael Häggström (talk) 11:40, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

This is a poor choice as Diaphoresis is very commonly used in various medical fields in the United States. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:48, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Pain sweat[edit]

I wouldn't merge this either; it's a different type of sweat. I actually came here looking for information for why pain/shock sweat smells so extremely foul in comparison to normal perspiration (colloquially known as "poo sweat" because it smells of excrement). Yet I could find no information on what it is that the body ejects during these times. If anyone has sources on this, they'd be a good addition to the article. --Snowgrouse (talk) 11:36, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

In view of the comments above I have removed the merge tag. LT90001 (talk) 22:38, 21 September 2013 (UTC)