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Night Sweats (Definition)

Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more


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Are night sweats caused by drinking alcohol a sign of a serious health risk condition?

Are night sweats caused by drinking alcohol a sign of a serious health risk condition?

Many causes: There are many reasons for night sweats and drinking alcohol is not one of the common causes. Infections, (including tb), cancers, hormone problems, and gastric reflux, or cardiac problems can all lead infections. So night sweats themselves can be a serious health situation. You should probably see a medical professional to have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can drinking lots of alcohol in the last month cause me excessive sweating and feeling cold?

Can drinking lots of alcohol in the last month cause me excessive sweating and feeling cold?

Alcohol withdrawal: Sweating and feeling cold can be a feeling of alcohol withdrawal. However fever and chills should not be ignored. It would be worthwhile to see a doctor if they persist. ...Read more

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Upper right quadrant pain immediately after intake of alcohol. Burning sensation that causes sweating. Gallbladder removal in 2011.

Upper right quadrant pain immediately after intake of alcohol. Burning sensation that causes sweating. Gallbladder removal in 2011.

Etoh pain: Sounds suspicious for peptic ulcers. I would start with avoiding alcohol. Empiric treatment for ulcers might be a good way to start. If it persists, yoi may need an endoscopy or further trsting. ...Read more

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Causes of my nose and top of ears intermittent flushing? No sweating.Triggers hunger, spicy food, any alcohol, bowel movemt., sometimes nothing at all

Causes of my nose and top of ears intermittent flushing? No sweating.Triggers hunger, spicy food, any alcohol, bowel movemt., sometimes nothing at all

Could be sensitive: To temper changes, going from cold outdoors to hot indoors, and you're flushing on your ears, nose. If that's not part of the history, it's difficult to say since you aren't taking any supplements, as Niacin could potentially cause it too. ...Read more

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Irritable pink/redness round the eyes (mostly eyelids). Worse after exercise/sweating. Also after alcohol they get much worse. Causes dry/dead skin?

Irritable pink/redness round the eyes (mostly eyelids).  Worse after exercise/sweating.  Also after alcohol they get much worse.  Causes dry/dead skin?

Stop the alcohol: You may be allergic to something that is touching your eyelids (new nail polish, perfume, makeup) if your family or you has a history of hayfever, asthma, allergies or ezcema-it could be ezcema. You need to see a dermatologist. Until then stop all makeup, nailpolish, perfume. An otc jydrocortisone ointment 1% may help till then. ...Read more

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Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Liver processing: Alcohol is processed in the liver, and it depends on a particular liver enzyme. If that enzyme is deficient, or your liver is impaired for some reason, alcohol can have a bad effect on you. ...Read more

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Past few months I've been having night sweats,not drenching but very clammy, and a bit wet, specifically at the back of neck and legs, what is this?!

Night sweats: Mild sweating at night can result from a warm room or covers too heavy. However, soaking night sweats- often indicate potentially serious infections or inflammatory disorders. (TB and malaria are classical examples, in people at risk for them.) Sweating usually means fever going down during the night. Take your temperature a few times a day and see your doctor soon to make sure it's not serious. ...Read more

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Been to docs, got generalised lymphadenopathy, and anxiety, taking setraline, having night sweats, worried. Could this be lymphoma?

Been to docs, got generalised lymphadenopathy, and anxiety, taking setraline, having night sweats, worried. Could this be lymphoma?

Lymphadenopathy: 18 F of unknown medical history notes: Been to docs, got generalised lymphadenopathy, and anxiety, taking setraline, having night sweats, worried. Could this be lymphoma? ANS: Could be but only your team there can give the best answer. Many other causes of lymphadenopathy and night sweats. in young F. So check with your team. To mention a few: TBC, HIV, FUO. ...Read more

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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more