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What causes sweating when suffering from chest infection?

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I currently have a chest infection and have been prescribed 500mg amoxycillin x 3 a day. However i am sweating A LOT, im wondering if this is normal with a chest infection?
Posted Mon, 17 Feb 2014 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 44 minutes later
Brief Answer: yes, it is normal Detailed Answer: Hello, Yes, it is normal to sweat a lot in your situation. This is because of the chest infection that causes fever, and also because of the medicine Amoxycillin. Either ways, it is good that you are sweating a lot. It is a sign of healing. Get well soon. Regards,
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