Is It Good to Sweat When a Person Is Sick?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 1:09:16 PM ET

A common misconception is that sweating when sick can help fight off the disease or infection, according to SymptomFind. While this is not true, an increase in an individual's internal body temperature is what helps to fight off the viral and bacterial infection. An increase in body temperature may result in sweating.