Disclaimer: I am not sure if this question needs to be here or not.

I am having my mid-terms and stress is rolling in!

I have business as subject and had to write literature review that means minimum of 10-15 pages in total. And usually my hands get sweaty and its hard to write.

Any hacks that would be welcomed.

  • 1
    This sounds like a combination medical/psychological problem, not really amenable to life hacks.
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Mar 1 '17 at 16:12
  • I put my hands in cold green tea from time to time, that's solve my problem :)
    – Narzan Q.
    Mar 3 '17 at 12:03
  • Baby Powder would work.
    – MrPhooky
    Mar 3 '17 at 16:05

A thin pair of gloves made of breathable fabric?


You can bring along a hand towel and use it whenever you need, or use your handkerchief if you cannot bring a towel.

I also recommend washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water and drying them before your review. It can delay the sweating (depending on the stress level)

Also, see my comment on this question for some helpful tips and insight on sweaty palms.


The biggest problem is sweat getting on the exam paper. To prevent that, I've used a (blank) piece of paper which I'd place underneath my writing hand. This would prevent the exam paper from getting dirty.

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