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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. Mark Ingerman
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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 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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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