There is no specific treatment of cold sweats. To make them go away, you must treat the underlying cause. For example, if shortness of breath is causing cold sweats, helping the victim to breathe better should help dry the skin.
Cold sweats are not the problem; they are the sign of the problem. Recognizing cold sweats when they happen can help identify a problem before it gets too bad. Causes of Cold Sweats Anything that causes a fight or flight response in the body can cause cold sweats. There are four basic causes we should be concerned about: pain lack of oxygen fear low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)