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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
9 doctors shared insights

Clammy Hands (Overview)

Clammy hands are hands that feel both sweaty and cold.


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
9 doctors shared insights

Clammy Hands (Overview)

Clammy hands are hands that feel both sweaty and cold.


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What does it mean when you have clammy hands and feet you have diabetes?

What does it mean when you have clammy hands and feet you have diabetes?

Sweat soles: No it does not mean you have diabetes. It means your anxiety level may be high to cause your sweat glands to produce more sweat. It's typically a hormone caused issue with no concerns. ...Read more

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Do people with clammy hands have high or low body temp?

Do people with clammy hands have high or low body temp?

Neither: Clammy hands are the result of autonomic nervous system disorder or anxiety. Neither of which are related to body temperature regulation on maintenance. ...Read more

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Anything to cure clammy hands (increase circulation?)?

Anything to cure clammy hands (increase circulation?)?

Ca or alpha blocker.: This can be due to circulation difficulty, or it might be a symptom of hypothyroidism or vasculitis. There are vasospastic disorders, like raynaud's phenominon, that are triggered by cold exposure, with blanching, cyanosis, and redness, so the extremities must be kept warm. Calcium blockers like Nifedipine and Alpha blockers, like prazocin can help raynaud's. See your doctor and get tested. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of constant clammy hands?

How can I get rid of constant clammy hands?

Med Eval: Have you seen a physician to determine the cause. Some causes can be treated. ...Read more

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Would clammy hands and feet be because of my thyroid? my hands and feet also get really cold sometimes. would this also be thyroid related?

Would clammy hands and feet be because of my thyroid?  my hands and feet also get really cold sometimes. would this also be thyroid related?

Can be, check w/ Dr.: The thyroid controls the thermoregulation of the body, so often when people have cold hands and feet in the dead of summer, that's a tip off! However, other things must be taken into account as well. You have a history of thyroid cancer, headache, and thyroidectomy. So make sure your thyroid panel is evaluated carefully by your doctor, and levothyroxine is optimized. ...Read more

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Do people with clammy hands have high or low body temp?

Neither: Clammy hands are the result of autonomic nervous system disorder or anxiety. Neither of which are related to body temperature regulation on maintenance. ...Read more

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Why do I always feel anxious/nervous (clammy hands, cold sensation throughout body)?

Why do I always feel anxious/nervous (clammy hands, cold sensation throughout body)?

Good question: It sounds like you have untreated anxiety. There are effective treatments for anxiety. Talk to your primary care or to a mental health professional to find out what might be helpful. ...Read more