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A 23-year-old male asked:

Treatment for night sweats which occurs every night. i wake up at night having to change clothes and bedding as thdy are drenched in sweat. i don't have any other symptoms, very active and otherwise quite healthy.

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Night sweats: Night usually mean fever, with the fever breaking (rapid drop in temperature) during the night. They often are a sign of a systemic infection or other serious health problem, like tuberculosis and many other possiblities. You need to see a doctor. Get a thermometer, take your temperature 3-4 times daily (including bedtime and when you awake sweating) and bring the records to your doctor appt.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need more info: If you have not lost weight, it may be due to high temperature in your bedroom. Lower the temperature, reduce the amount of cover and have a fan running in your bedroom. If you have lost weight, see your doctor. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.
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Last updated Jun 20, 2020


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