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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Hyperthyroidism: The common explanation for excessive sweating is that some people are just born that way. An over active thyroid can also cause, as can an undiscover ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience in Sports Medicine
Hyperhydrosis: It not all that uncommon. Keep yourself well hydrated and wear cool breathable clothing. You can try a stronger anti persperant like certain dry over ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience in Dermatology
Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating can certainly run in families. It should be evaluated by a dermatologist.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Excessive Sweating: How you define excessive is important. If the amount of sweating is related to something medical such as a thyroid imbalance then that needs to be tr ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Stop alcohol: Excessive sweating is a common symptom in alcohol withdrawl. Try discontinuing the alcohol.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
See a dermatologist: There is a great deal to this. Where sweating? Both sides? How much? When? Are you heavy? Athletic? Other symptoms? Any meds or herbs? Pregnant? Famil ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raffia Qutab
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Sick, poor health: You should have your full physical with all the blood work to make sure there is no underlying health issue causing this.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Not likely: To my knowledge I have not encounter a patient with hydrocephalus that has suffered from excessive sweating - a review of the literature does not show ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Hyperhydrosis: Find the cause and treat it. Workup by your pcp is a start. If all workup is normal, anxiety is possible cause.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It can: As more nor-epinephrine/epinephrine(adrenaline) is released it causes the arterioles to constrict and increase your blood pressure(hypertension) and h ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in Dermatology
Botox: Botox is the most effective way to temporarily reduce excessive sweating. Trying surface drysol is a good thing to try first.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not realy: On one hand: Hydroxyurea does not cause excessive sweatingexcessive sweating is not one of the side effects associated with taking hydroxyurea, a medi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience in General Practice
See physician: A physician can test to see if a hormone imbalance is the cause. If it is not, home remedies can include a strong antiperspirant (look for certain dri ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
It could: It's a stimulant so it could cause excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis can also cause excessive head sweating. The only way to know is to see if the s ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a warning sign of thyroid problems, diabetes or infection. Excessive sweating is also more common in peop ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is rarely due to an underlying disease. The main forms of therapy for primary focal hyperhidrosis include topical antiperspirants; medic ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Messamore
23 years experience in Psychiatry
Would be very rare: Sweating is not listed as a side effect of gabapentin. Gabapentin has actually been shown to reduce sweating in cases where excessive sweating is cau ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Most commonly...: Diabetes so do get checked, now!
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
What's the cause: First find out the cause. See your doctor to discuss this. If nothing found, then you most likely have hyperhidrosis which is a condition where peopl ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Hyperhidrosis: This has many possible causes, and often the cause is not found; there's probably a big genetic component. There are a variety of approaches to treati ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: There are a few reasons for this. Someone 210 lb (i.e. 15 stone) is doing the work of someone 140 lb (10 stone), but carrying a 70 lb (5 stone) sack ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Needs eval: Dear ddoor4ul, night sweats can happen due to hormonal changes (especially in perimenopausal women) but also due to a variety of other conditions, the ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Not if it is exclusively due to stress.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Hyperhydrosis: Find the cause and treat it. Workup by your pcp is a start.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Hypersomnolence.: Other than this answer? Hypersomnolence must be differentiated from fatigue. Excessive sleepiness can result from a decreased wake drive (the scn is o ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Hyperhidrosis: Sometimes this is due to disease such as over active thyroid. You do not mention any other symptoms, so you probably have genetically determined hyper ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Medication, salt: Salty foods and some medications.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manish Suthar
27 years experience in Pain Management
CRPS or RSD: Yes.: CRPS has different stages of illness. Excessive sweating or less sweating are possible symptoms. In CRPS the autonomic system (nerve control for numer ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Hypothyroidism&thirs: No it does not.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Hunger: Many hormones can cause excessive hunger - some with weight gain as in excess adrenal hormones and some with weight loss as in severe hyperthyroidism. ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
No.: Talcum powder will absorb sweat that has already been excreted, but it cannot prevent sweating; your sweat glands don't know whether you are applying ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Try: Botox.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience in Dermatology
Sweating: You can use many medicine to reduce the sweating such as botox. The DX is hyperhidrosis.
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