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Could a steroid shot (4/40) cause sweating & chills, without fever??

Could a steroid shot (4/40) cause sweating & chills, without fever??

Yes: Steroid medications can frequently cause such symptoms.
Your physician will be able to determine this. ...Read more

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My body temp was 101.5 and I had sweating and heart palpitations 1.5 months after epidural steroid injection with 8 year history of Zoloft (sertraline) use. Is this serotonin syndrome?

My body temp was 101.5 and I had sweating and heart palpitations 1.5 months after epidural steroid injection with 8 year history of Zoloft (sertraline) use. Is this serotonin syndrome?

No.: We doctors have a saying: "when you hear hoofbeats, don't think of zebras." in other words, common things occur much more commonly than rare things. Serotonin syndrome is rare, and typically occurs immediately after taking a drug, not 1.5 months later. The most likely cause of a fever and palpitations is a viral illness. Let your doctor examine you, to put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Had an esi lumbar steroid injection...Over a week later and still getting severe nights sweats...Is this common, how long will it last?

Had an esi lumbar steroid injection...Over a week later and still getting severe nights sweats...Is this common, how long will it last?

Yes: Unfortunately this is a known side effect. Hopefully it will pass in a few weeks at the most. Once the steroid is out of your body it will be gone. If you need a repeat injection ask your doctor to switch the steroid, sometimes this helps or consider non-steroidal injections, although this may give you less relief and will need repeat injections. ...Read more

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45 male with tenderness in both arm pits/groin for approx 1 month. Rash x 2 months being tx with steroid cream. No fever or night sweats. Thoughts?

45 male with tenderness in both arm pits/groin for approx 1 month. Rash x 2 months being tx with steroid cream. No fever or night sweats. Thoughts?

See derm: If you have pustules at the armpits and groin, it may be from infection of the glands. Antiperspirant and/or low-dose antibiotic may be helpful but steroid cream may make it worse. ...Read more

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What causes excessive sweating?

What causes excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: When excessive sweating affects the hands, feet, and armpits, it's called primary or focal hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis affects 2 - 3% of the population, yet less than 40% of patients with this condition seek medical advice. In the majority of primary hyperhidrosis cases, no cause can be found. It seems to run in families.
It can also occur from medical condition. See your doctor for a dx. ...Read more

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What causes decreased sweating?

What causes decreased sweating?

Anhidrosis: See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/anhidrosis/basics/definition/con-20033498

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What causes under neck sweating?

What causes under neck sweating?

Neck sweating: I wish I had an answer but I would need more information.
How bad?
How often?
What time of day?
High neck sweater?
etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of excessive sweating?

What are the causes of excessive sweating?

Thyroid, others: Primary focal hyperhydrosis, can start in childhood and continue to adulthood effects 1to3%of population. It is probebely caused by malfunction of the nervous system and may run in families
genaralised hyperhydrosis, causes sweating all over the body. Has many causes like overactive thyroid, pregnancy, menopause, diabetese, alcoholism, heart failure, cancers like lymphoma and leukemia, some meds, infections. ...Read more

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Can sweating cause rash?

Can sweating cause rash?

Yes: Moist skin is more likely to promote bacteria, fungal infections, etc. If the rash is immediate it may be from what your body is excreting through the sweat glands--food or other sources included. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus cause excessive sweating?

Do hydrocephalus cause excessive sweating?

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 that to be common or an uncommon problem for that matter. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus cause extreme head sweating?

NO: The head sweats to dissipate heat and in response to stress or excitement. Hydrocephalus is usually a stable condition that does not cause any problems as long as it is stable and well controlled. Anxiety and emotional stress can occur with anyone - hydrocephalus or not. ...Read more

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Can HIV or its' medication cause severe sweating?

Can HIV or its' medication cause severe sweating?

Specifics: Untreated viral illness is a common possible cause of fevers or chills or night sweats. Complera (emtricitabine and rilpivirine and tenofovir) is not commonly known as a cause of severe sweating. On your medication list, Effexor is much more likely to have this as a possible side effect. ...Read more

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What causes profuse sweating on a 3 yr old child?

Many reasons: There are many causes fora childs sweating from overdressing, to a warm room, to the food your child is eating. An illness can cause sweating as well as cardiac problemstake an inventory and see if you can come up with an answer. Otherwise consult your physician. ...Read more

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What would cause very pale and sweating and clamy?

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Go to hospital now: Your symptoms are way too non-specific for us to give you any help aside from telling you to have someone drive you to an emergency room right now. And chew up and swallow an Aspirin before you go as you might be having a heart attack (yes, I know, even w/o chest pain). Or this might be an infection that's spread into your blood. Bottom line, get evaluated now. Not tomorrow. ...Read more

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How to minimize excessive sweating caused by stress?

How to minimize excessive sweating caused by stress?

Sweating & Stress: Best way is to work on your stress. What are you sensitive to? What seems to trigger it? How do you respond? Psychotherapy can help you explore these areas and learn to deal with them so that your body won't have to go into sympathetic overdrive (with sweating). See your family doctor to look @ overall health. If needed, certain medications can help also. Relaxation exercises on your own. ...Read more

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Can dryness or moisture from sweating cause my skin to break?

Can dryness or moisture from sweating cause my skin to break?

Skin breakage: Yes, excessive moisture can lead to skin peeling, cracking and becoming irritated. It often occurs in body fold areas--armpits, groin, under breasts in women. Areas can be dried using blow dryer and apply light topical medicine. See your doctor for more definitive answer. ...Read more

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What causes sweating an back spasms an headache, disoriented?

What causes sweating an back spasms an headache, disoriented?

A little vague: I'm not exactly sure what this could be but generally speaking those symptoms point to a low blood sugar (best case) or a cardiovascular problem (worst case). I would recommend being evaluated at an Urgent Care or ER today. ...Read more

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What would cause unexplained dizziness followed by heavy sweating?

What would cause unexplained dizziness followed by heavy sweating?

Vasovagal reaction: An overactive vagal nerve reflex can slow down the heart and lower the blood pressure. This usually goes away in minutes when the head is lowered down to the heart level by simply lying down. In someone with hypertension, this could be do to a reaction to your blood pressure medications. Your doctor show know about this. ...Read more

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I'm 33, male, I sweat too much. Is this ok? What causes sweating too much?

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, rarely can be a warning sign of thyroid problems, diabetes or infection. Excessive sweating is also more common in people who are overweight or out of shape. It is a benign condition in most cases and there are medications that can help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I started sweating profusely with little excursion. What could cause that?

Multiple medical: Issues. Metabolic dysfunction, thyroid, cardiac, pulmonary, etc. You must obtain a comprehensive physical exam, blood testing and chest xray- please make the earliest possible appointment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of abnormal sweating, and heat at my age? I am 18 and female.

What is the cause of abnormal sweating, and heat at my age? I am 18 and female.

It depends: Houston is hot and humid so sweating is common. If your weight is high, it makes you work harder to carry yourself around. That can be one cause. If your weight is normal, then you should get your thyroid functions tested as over active thyroid gland (hormone production) can cause you to feel unusually hot and sweat. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel hungry all of a sudden and start sweating, what could be the cause?

Sometimes I feel hungry all of a sudden and start sweating, what could be the cause?

Hypoglycemia: Or rapid drop in blood sugar due to insulin release. Avoid by eating high protein, low carbohydrate diet to avoid rapid swings in blood sugar. For acute relief eat a high protein snack like a handful of nuts. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Excessive sweating during workout with chills...? I'm fit 125lbs. What could cause this should I worry?

Excessive sweating during workout with chills...? I'm fit 125lbs. What could cause this should I worry?

Physiology: Sweating is one of the body's mechanisms for reducing core temperature which goes up due to muscular activity. Chilling is a mechanism to raise the body temperature, again by muscular activity. It is possible that by sweating excessively you are activating the hypothalamic mechanisms that regulate body temperature and these stimuli create the symptoms you are experiencing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic sweating even when just sitting still in an other wise healthy 23 year old woman? It seems worse on my face

What can cause chronic sweating even when just sitting still in an other wise healthy 23 year old woman? It seems worse on my face

Hyperhydrosis: Hyperhydrosis comes to mind. Maybe even hyperthyroidism. But it would be best evaluated by physical exam. Have a doctors or mid level provider examine you. ...Read more

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I have sweating attacks that are only on the head. They are unpredictable. They rae so bad that my hair is dripping. What causes this?

I have sweating attacks that are only on the head. They are unpredictable. They rae so bad that my hair is dripping. What causes this?

Hyperhidrosis: This condition (excessive sweating) is called hyperhidrosis. It may affect the whole body or specific body parts like soles of feet, palms and head. Excessive head sweating is called cranial hyperhidrosis. As in case of other types (of hyperhidrosis), cranial hyperhidrosis can also be primary or secondary. See your doctor for help. ...Read more

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I'm 27. About twice in the past month I have woke up in the evening sweating and with nausea. What could cause this? Should I be concerned?

Please see your Dr.: Sweating and nausea can be caused by a number of conditions, all of which need to be evaluated: hypoglycemia, pregnancy, peptic ulcer, anxiety and many others. Please see your doctor for a complete physical and some bloodwork. ...Read more

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I have been having the feeling of being full all the time, sweating and can't sleep what could cause this? Adult male 40 yrs old take methadone.

I have been having the feeling of being full all the time, sweating and can't sleep what could cause this? Adult male 40 yrs old take methadone.

Talk to your Doctor: Review the answers to following questions with your doctor: how long has this been going on? Why are you taking methadone? If you're in a treatment program, you have labs regularly, right? So has everything been ok up till now? Are you at risk for hep/hiv? Follow up with your doctor, ask the questions and get the answers. ...Read more

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What could cause excessive sweating?

What could cause excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a warning sign of thyroid problems, diabetes or infection. Excessive sweating is also more common in people who are overweight or out of shape. ...Read more

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Steroids (Definition)

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