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Can shaky hands be a symptom of a common sickness like the flu or colds?

Can shaky hands be a symptom of a common sickness like the flu or colds?

Possibly: Shaky hands could be the manifestation of a large number of conditions. You may be extremely agitated or worried over something, you might be dehydrated from fever and lack of fluid intake, you might have low blood pressure for a variety of reasons. It is so non-specific that it is difficult to categorize, but if it is disturbing, or persistent, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)

Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more


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Can prostatitis cause flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, headache, weakness, shaky hands?

Can prostatitis cause flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, headache, weakness, shaky hands?

Infection?: Only if there is a severe prostate infection: I suggest an examination and blood/ urine testing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are cold feet & cold hands a cold/flu symptom?

Can you tell me are cold feet & cold hands a cold/flu symptom?

Not really: Cold hands or feet doesn't mean flu or cold. Ot could be reynaud's syndrome which causes constriction of blood vessels in toes and fingers. May get a dusky blue, grey, or sometimes reddish purple appearance of toes and fingers and they will feels cold. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are cold feet & cold hands a cold/flu symptom?

Can you tell me, are cold feet & cold hands a cold/flu symptom?

This would be: More likely to be a circulation issue if there are no other symptoms.
Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. ...Read more

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I randomly sweat, get nervous, restless, and cold, shaky hands, I can't look ppl in the eye. When I worry about smth, I obsess. My sleep is a mess. Disorder?

I randomly sweat, get nervous, restless, and cold, shaky hands, I can't look ppl in the eye. When I worry about smth, I obsess. My sleep is a mess. Disorder?

See a psychiatrist.: Your description sounds like a possible combination of generalized anxiety disorder but rather severe type mixed with some symptoms of social anxiety. You also are on the verge of panic. You will need a full diagnostic evaluation by a psychiatrist who will then work with you on a treatment plan which should include psychotherapy either with the psychiatrist or separately with a psychotherapist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I can see shaky hands what's this symptom refers to I do mastrubation Is this related to mastrubation?

I can see shaky hands what's this symptom refers to I do mastrubation Is this related to mastrubation?

Hard: To tell without observation. But thoughts include Benign essential tremors or anxiety related. Cerebral symptoms or parkinsonism will have other associated symptoms ...Read more

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My family of 5 and I have been sick non stop the last few months. Fevers colds/flu. We wash hands like crazy. Environmental? Week immune systems?

My family of 5 and I have been sick non stop the last few months. Fevers colds/flu. We wash hands like crazy. Environmental? Week immune systems?

Viral Infection: Its a family "mini-epidemic" :)
Control is through "controlling" exposures to each other
Could take extra vitamin C, 500mg-1000 mg/day ...Read more

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Does this sound like RA? Sed rate 28, ANA 1:40 and flu like symptoms with joint pain, hand, feet, neck, thumb, heels? Neg RF at 10

Does this sound like RA? Sed rate 28, ANA 1:40 and flu like symptoms with joint pain, hand, feet, neck, thumb, heels? Neg RF at 10

No: If present for less than a couple of weeks, more like a viral infection. If present for more than a month, then you will need to get checked out for other conditions. Why are you on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)? ...Read more

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I may have a flu w/chills, ice cold hands and feet. Body temp ranges 36c 36.8c. At night I'm freezing yet my pj's and sheets are soaked. Is this norm?

I may have a flu w/chills, ice cold hands and feet. Body temp ranges 36c 36.8c. At night I'm freezing yet my pj's and sheets are soaked. Is this norm?

Flu: I may have a flu w/chills, ice cold hands and feet. Body temp ranges 36c 36.8c. At night I'm freezing yet my pj's and sheets are soaked. Is this norm? ANS: may be normal for flu. Ask you Dr who knows what is going around where you are. ...Read more

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Hands swell at night pain is so terrible last night I also had tightness in my chest today I'm tired could it be flu or a cold coming on?

Hands swell at night pain is so terrible last night I also had tightness in my chest today I'm tired could it be flu or a cold coming on?

Uncertain: There are a lot of possibilities that can be in the realm of arthritis. You need to discuss with your physician. It is not characteristic of flu, but could be viral, bacteial, allergic or even systemic ...Read more

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I work in an office. Wash my hands constantly, eat healthy, get lots of sleep. How else can I prevent getting sick this winter ie cold/flu?

I work in an office. Wash my hands constantly, eat healthy, get lots of sleep. How else can I prevent getting sick this winter ie cold/flu?

To Avoid Flu: Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash with warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces. Stay away from people who are ill. To avoid flu – get your flu shot each year. ...Read more

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I got the flu in aug and inflammation in hands and wrists...Very painful. I test neg. For ra...But symptoms continue. What is prognosis viral arth?

I got the flu in aug and inflammation in hands and wrists...Very painful. I test neg. For ra...But symptoms continue. What is prognosis viral arth?

Seronegative: When blood tests are negative it just means you prob do not have what they treated for. Post infectious arthropathy can be slow to resolve. When tests are negative from the blood it is called seronegative arthropathy. ...Read more

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I moved to ny for school and it's cold here still should I worry about meningitis or flu? Got vaccine for meningitis but not flu. Wash hands all day.

I moved to ny for school and it's cold here still should I worry about meningitis or flu? Got vaccine for meningitis but not flu. Wash hands all day.

Infection: Your chances of acquiring infection are no different because of the weather. Hand washing is good, but can be overdone. Sounds as if you may be having a mild anxiety disorder. Meningitis in the usa is now a rare condition. Relax and enjoy the new school. Hope you do well and have a 4.0 gpa. ...Read more

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I wash my hands frequently during cold/flu season, but they end up dry, chapped & cracked. What should I look for in a hand lotion/cream to help?

I wash my hands frequently during cold/flu season, but they end up dry, chapped & cracked. What should I look for in a hand lotion/cream to help?

Hand lotion: Please avoid any lotion that contains alcohol because it is drying. Shea butter can be helpful. Oil from the inside out by using a lot of olive oil and coconut oil if health is ok. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Aside from hand-washing, getting flu shot, etc., what are some good ways to boost the immune system during cold/flu season & avoid getting sick?

Great question!: Many people have opinions about "how" to boost the immune system. Practically speaking, there is no correct answer to this. The immune system is very complex and I am not aware of anything in particular that will globally "boost" this. A good diet, regular exercise, and an appropriate amount of sleep are good things along with the things that you are doing. ...Read more

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Hi. Red face burning, hands cold, shaking feeling too cold, 120 pulse, feeling sleepy, presure in head and eyes. Heart problems or just a flu? Thanks

Hi. Red face burning, hands cold, shaking feeling too cold, 120 pulse, feeling sleepy, presure in head and eyes. Heart problems or just a flu? Thanks

Shaking: The described symptoms and features are not typical of cardiac issues. Perhaps you are experiencing rigors, a temperature check would greatly helped in narrowing down the differential list, physical symptoms off an illness might be exaggerated due to your history of anxiety ...Read more

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Could I have Lupus? Age 34 female symptoms, fatigue, migraines, joint pain, numb hands & toes, bruise easy, oral thrush 5 times in 3 months flu symp

It's hard to say: Clearly you have symptoms that are affecting your quality of life. Although fatigue and joint pain can be associated with an autoimmune disease like lupus, it is difficult to tie all of your symptoms into that disease. Please see a doctor to get your symptoms checked out. ...Read more

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Is shaky hands a sign of als?

Is shaky hands a sign of als?

Maybe carpal tunnel: Since ALS can cause rather significant muscle atrophy and weakness, especially in the hands, an instability on holding arms upright might occur, and cause shaking. However, other causes of tremor might be considered, such as medication rxtns. ...Read more

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Are shaky hands and sweaty palms related to attention deficit disorder (add)?

Are shaky hands and sweaty palms related to attention deficit disorder (add)?

? ADD: Shaky hands and sweaty palms are not usually seen in add, but are more consistent with anxiety, which can interfere with your ability to focus and pay attention.
You should consult your doctor may refer you to a psychologist or social worker to help you deal with your anxiety. ...Read more

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Are my symptoms connected? On-and-off fatigue, frequent hives, swollen hands and feet in the morning, Knee pain (feels like inflammation), shaky hands

Possibly: I would see an allergist for further evaluation and treatment. Hives, swelling, and joint pain could be related to an autoimmune condition. Could also be idiopathic (which meaning no specific cause found), but an allergist can help you treat the hives and swelling. ...Read more

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I'm being tested for ms, I have all the symptoms, heavy limbs, shaky hands, electric shock down neck & hands etc, but MRI is clear, could it still be ms?

I'm being tested for ms, I have all the symptoms, heavy limbs, shaky hands, electric shock down neck & hands etc, but MRI is clear, could it still be ms?

MS diagnosis: Although it is possible for someone to have MS and a normal brain MRI, this is not likely. One way it is missed sometimes is if the MS or similar problem occurs in the spinal cord. Sometimes people will ask a person to have an MRI of the cervical spine (neck) when they have the shock sensation and symptoms in the arms. ...Read more

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I'm overweight, tired, depressed have shaky hands, cold feet & have developed beaus lines. I've been thyroid tested before. Should I get a 2nd opinion?

I'm overweight, tired, depressed have shaky hands, cold feet & have developed beaus lines. I've been thyroid tested before. Should I get a 2nd opinion?

Yes, get 2nd opinion: You should definitely seek a second opinion from an internist or endocrinologist. Perhaps you need more extensive testing for thyroid disease. It is also possible that you have more than one disease process occurring at one time. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, runny nose, sore throat and nausea (severity: mild) Is this normal when having a cold? Or could it be the flu?

I am experiencing wrist pain, runny nose, sore throat and nausea (severity: mild) Is this normal when having a cold? Or could it be the flu?

Sx's: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children).
Your wrist pain may be a red herring. People usually feel quite ill with the flu. ...Read more

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Is there one ingredient in lysol or hand sanitizers that kill flu strain no matter what?

Is there one ingredient in lysol or hand sanitizers that kill flu strain no matter what?

Can't say with: Complete certainty. Bleach is VERY effective.Hand sanitizer is not effective against Norovirus because it does not have the outer envelop that the alcohol in hand sanitizer would destroy in a flu virus. ...Read more

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Flu prevention with hand sanitizers. . . Is there a problem with all the chemicals ending up in our lakes and streams?

Flu prevention with hand sanitizers. . . Is there a problem with all the chemicals ending up in our lakes and streams?

Biodegradable stuff: This sanitizer material is a natural product of fermentation with a few insignificant additives. It will evaporate and or break down with out significant effect on the environment. ...Read more

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I have felt like I've had the flu over the weekend, I have also developed a rash on my hands, feet and elbow. What is this?

I have felt like I've had the flu over the weekend, I have also developed a rash on my hands, feet and elbow. What is this?

Flu -like rash/hands: Likely a viral illness, are there sore like canker sores in your mouth? Or blisters on hands and feet? May be Hand and foot and mouth disease. Usually in younger people but can occur in adults. Or may be, rickettsia disease like rocky mountain spotted fever (rare) strep. Would follow up with doc as may want to check for strep, ricekttsia. ...Read more

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Hi I cleaned out an area with rotten food and mouse droppings using bare hands and 12 hours later I started getting a sore neck and some flu like symp?

Hi I cleaned out an area with rotten food and mouse droppings using bare hands and 12 hours later I started getting a sore neck and some flu like symp?

Skin protects you: Even if you used your bare hands, your skin is your largest organ, and the sole purpose is to protect you from the surrounding environment. Just as a reminder, be sure to wash your hands throughout the day before and after eating, using the bathroom, or doing work. Your neck pain and flu symptoms are most likely a coincidence. However, if you don't get better, you should see your Family Doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause my hands and feet to get warm. Start aching like it does in flu. And on exertion. I get low grade fever. What could be the cause.?

What could cause my hands and feet to get warm. Start aching like it does in flu. And on exertion. I get low grade fever. What could be the cause.?

Hard to say: Plenty of things can cause your extremities to become flushed and warm. If you are sick sometimes this is a reaction to fighting illness. Now if they get pale white, turn blue then become red you could have what's called Raynauds phenomenon and could be a sign of other things. Best to see your doctor to put this all together and talk and examine you properly. Good luck ...Read more

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I have an achy feeling in my left forearm and hand. It feels like the flu in my left arm only. I also have been feeling tired all day.

I have an achy feeling in my left forearm and hand. It feels like the flu in my left arm only. I also have been feeling tired all day.

Sounds neurological: Your description limiting symptoms to your elbow and forearm and hand makes it sound neurologically based to me. Have you recently sustained an injury to either your neck, or shoulder, or elbow?? I would go to a good neurologist and tell him of your woes and let him guide the work up. ...Read more