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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

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


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I am sweating at night but my body temperature is low. Does this mean fever? I'm concerned as I recently started tysabri (natalizumab)

I am sweating at night but my body temperature is low. Does this mean fever? I'm concerned as I recently started tysabri (natalizumab)

No: But it could be a response to the tysabri (natalizumab). You should let your neurologist know that your are having this problem. ...Read more

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My 18 mo daughter had a 102 fever all day. After two doses of Motrin It just "broke". Her temp is 97 now and she's sweating. Will it come back?

My 18 mo daughter had a 102 fever all day. After two doses of Motrin It just "broke". Her temp is 97 now and she's sweating. Will it come back?

Likely: Most fever producing illnesses in kids are viral. Their fever pattern is often one that comes and goes in cycles up/down for a minimum of a few days. It will do so if you give fever meds or not. The most I expect from tylenol or motrin is to reduce fever by 1 degree from what it would otherwise be. ...Read more

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I have had fever for 4 days breaks when I take motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen). My fever broke again approx 2 hours ago temp now is 95.8 with sweating?

I have had fever for 4 days breaks when I take motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen). My fever broke again approx 2 hours ago temp now is 95.8 with sweating?

See your FamilyDoc: So the good news is that Motrin & Tylenol (acetaminophen) can break your fever. The bad news is that you're still sick after 4 days. Best recommendation I can make is to see your Family Doc or go to Urgent Care or even Emergency Department to determine cause of fever & to receive appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Left lateral neck swelling: 'nothing found on US but radiologist wants me seen again by GP'. Sweats, fevers, +malaise, 9+ mos. What could this mean?

Left lateral neck swelling: 'nothing found on US but radiologist wants me seen again by GP'. Sweats, fevers, +malaise, 9+ mos. What could this mean?

Enlarged lymph nodes: These lumps may represent enlarged lymph nodes in response to an infection nearby. They should go slowly back to normal if you are being treated for such like with antibiotics, otherwise the cause can be chronic infection or tumor mass of different origin ...Read more

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What does a reactive lymph node mean? I've had a fever for 3 months now along with severe fatigue and night sweats. High basophils and monocytes.

What does a reactive lymph node mean? I've had a fever for 3 months now along with severe fatigue and night sweats. High basophils and monocytes.

Uncertain diagnosis: This is a diagnosis given when the lymph node biopsy is not clearly normal or clearly cancerous. This should lead you to seek a second oipninion either with a lymphoma expert of a expert lymphoma Pathologist. Request your oncologist to help you in this regard. As long as you have fever and enlarged lymph nodes, the question of lymphoma as the cause has to be on our minds. Good luck ...Read more

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My son has 5ths disease. He just broke out in rash. I've been sick for over 1 1/2.Severe joint pain, cold sweats, fever, chills, could it be from that?

My son has 5ths disease. He just broke out in rash. I've been sick for over 1 1/2.Severe joint pain, cold sweats, fever, chills, could it be from that?

Possibly: Fifth disease, erythema infectiosum, is mild viral illness that most commonly affects children, rash on cheeks % uri. Adults also infected with virus and develop fifth disease. Adults tend to have a more severe flu-like illness, but seldom develop the rash. Adults are much more likely than children to develop joint symptoms. These symptoms usually clear up in two weeks, but 10 % chronic joint sxs. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your spleen is slightly enlarged and your white blood count is elevated with itching flu like symptoms fatigue night sweats

What does it mean when your spleen is slightly enlarged and your white blood count is elevated with itching flu like symptoms fatigue night sweats

Need for evaluation: The constellation of findings and other infections listed in your profile warrants a thorough investigation. It appears that you are under the care of a physician and it would be prudent to discuss the matter with her/him at your earliest. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is cold yet he's sweating, I took his temperture and it was 96.3 fernheit so he doesn't have fever what can it be?

My boyfriend is cold yet he's sweating, I took his temperture and it was 96.3 fernheit so he doesn't have fever what can it be?

Depends: Is he on medication? Sweating may be a sign of many things, and you have not included enough information to get a credible answer. ...Read more

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I just traveled out of the country and have been running a fever since feb 29, n am sweating really really badly others I travled with are sick as well and my family became ill after I came home as well I was bit by three masqutoes I belive in aruba, im s

I just traveled out of the country and have been running a fever since feb 29, n am sweating really really badly others I travled with are sick as well and my family became ill after I came home as well I was bit by three masqutoes I belive in aruba, im s

A: A fever and sweating (diaphoresis) in a patient with addison's disease is extremely concerning, especially since you have had international travel. You must be seen immediately and have your symptoms evaluated. You could have a serious infection and you may need additional treatment for your addison's. ...Read more

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I am sweating and have the chills but no fever and feel weak.?

Chills: Even though you have no fever, you probably have an infection of some sort. Viral infections often cause weakness. Get plenty of rest, drink fluids, and see a doctor. Most people can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen to help with chills or aches. ...Read more

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Is sweating at night a sign that your fever is breaking?

Is sweating at night a sign that your fever is breaking?

Sweating: Sweating is a way that the skin. ..The largest organ cools. It can represent that you fever is breaking although it may return later without treating the cause of your fever. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more