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What would cause excessive sweating under just one arm pit?

What would cause excessive sweating under just one arm pit?

Asym Hyperhidrosis: Usually represents neurologic disease as opposed to a primary disorder. Causes include chiari malformation, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd), or harlequin's syndrome. Additionally, endocrine disorders can cause this problem. Examples are diabetes and hyperthyroidism. You should meet with your neurologist to discuss further as there is treatment. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

can be associated with increased sweating through out the body or just limited to underarms, face, soles, palms. It occur when one sweats more than would be expected for activity level, stress level or ...Read more


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I'm a sufferer of palmar hyperhidrosis. When my palms aren't sweating, my upper chest heats up, causing my entire body to sweat. Reasons and cure?

I'm a sufferer of palmar hyperhidrosis. When my palms aren't sweating, my upper chest heats up, causing my entire body to sweat. Reasons and cure?

Don't Sweat It, Dude: For you the answer is complicated.Isolated areas of sweating are pretty easy to deal with,but as widespread as yours,you'll need a specialist to sort out the physical and possible psychological issues.Don't focus on"cure"so much as "management."Check https://www.aad.org/ (American Academy of Dermatology) for some info and a referral.For a quick summary: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Hyperhidrosis ...Read more

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Can excessive underarm sweating during the day be a sign of cancer? Its both arms, no sweating at night and worse at work. Im a 36 year old male.

Can excessive underarm sweating during the day be a sign of cancer? Its both arms, no sweating at night and worse at work. Im a 36 year old male.

Not sign of cancer: Excess sweating during the day is not uncommon depending on the working conditions and temp. This is a phenomenon of overactive glandular activity.Cancer can occur in the sweat glands but is a very uncommon malignancy. Botox has occcassionaly been used to diminish the sweating process.One should also check for presence of diabetes as well as hyperthyroid disease. ...Read more

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What could cause high fatigue, nausea, high perspiration and limpness after fasting 8+ hrs in a 16-year-old?

What could cause high fatigue, nausea, high perspiration and limpness after fasting 8+ hrs in a 16-year-old?

Any underlying: medical condition? Why was he/she fasting? On any medications? Various possible causes for this: viral illness, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), dehydration, extreme fatigue, drugs (prescription or other). ...Read more

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What causes body odor under one armpit, very strong odor on left armpithat causes bad body odor under one armpit?

What causes body odor under one armpit, very strong odor on left armpithat causes bad body odor under one armpit?

Bacteria: Body odor has to do with the way bacteria on your skin metabolizes sweat. Sometimes eating onions and garlic make it worse also. See your dermatologist to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old boy.I'm suffering from excessive sweating in my hands,feet and armpit since my childhood in every season.

 I'm 16 years old boy.I'm suffering from excessive sweating in my hands,feet and armpit since my childhood in every season.

Hyperhidrosis: You have Hyperhidrosis. There are multiple causes but most can not be found. If you have not already, seek help from your doctor. I would suggest starting with prescription strength Antiperspirants and wearing loose clothes to allow air to flow around your skin. ...Read more

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Could my low ths levels cause my cold hands and feet and hot face sensations? Also an increase in average temperature?

Could my low ths levels cause my cold hands and feet and hot face sensations? Also an increase in average temperature?

Yes : Low TSH is most commonly seen in hyperthyrodism (elevated thyroid hormone level) and this condition can cause the symptoms described. See your doctor for an examination soon. ...Read more

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I'm male have excessive sweat underarm and i start using Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant with more aluminium %, what is the effects of this deodorant ?

I'm male have excessive sweat underarm and i start using Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant with more aluminium %, what is the effects of this deodorant ?

May be effective: The idea with antiperspirants is to decrease sweat production which may or may not be good over time. If underarm sweat is bothersome (called hyperhidrosis) there is a procedure using Botox that can help with reducing axillary sweat production. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing: Excess sweat Yellow urine swelling in middle part of feet Pulse: 90-100 Gained weight: 30-35 Kg in 1 yr RFTs and LFTs are alright ?

I'm experiencing: 
Excess sweat 
Yellow urine
swelling in middle part of feet
Pulse: 90-100
Gained weight: 30-35 Kg in 1 yr
RFTs and LFTs are alright
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Visit your physician: You have gained a lot of weight. It's not unusual to get some fluid retention and swelling in feet(edema) with obesity. You could have low thyroid function(hypothyroidism) which can cause weight gain and edema. You should see your physician for an exam and comprehensive blood tests. ...Read more

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8 year old sweats excessively. During sleep, hair is saturated & beads of sweat on face. During play, his face drips with sweat. Friends not sweating.?

8 year old sweats excessively. During sleep, hair is saturated & beads of sweat on face. During play, his face drips with sweat. Friends not sweating.?

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. There are also medical canditions that can cause this condition like: thyroid disease, heart disease, medications, lung disease and others. ...Read more

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What causes swollen glands in groin and neck, changes in voice, fever and low appetite for over a week?

What causes swollen glands in groin and neck, changes in voice, fever and low appetite for over a week?

Seek healthcare: Symptoms such as this could be due to a viral infection. With these symptoms, seeing a doctor is important to evaluate for mono. ...Read more

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Other than on my arm pits and in between my chest, I don't perspire much. Even in those areas, perspiration is mild. Is that normal?

Other than on my arm pits and in between my chest, I don't perspire much. Even in those areas, perspiration is mild. Is that normal?

Mild sounds good: A person who doesn't sweat a lot . . . Sounds like a good thing, as long as he doesn't overheat during exercise. If he sweats enough during exercise to maintain a normal body temperature, then there shouldn't be any need to sweat even more. Increased sweating, in the U.S., can mean needing more antiperspirant and deodorant, needing more showers and more changes of clothing, feeling sticky, etc.... ...Read more

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Meaning of sweating a lot in cold weather help?

Meaning of sweating a lot in cold weather help?

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. ...Read more

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I'm always hot & sweating, especially in the face. My thyroid is good & i'm not in menopause. What's causing this constant & continual sweating?

I'm always hot & sweating, especially in the face. My thyroid is good & i'm not in menopause. What's causing this constant & continual sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is a condition where one has excessive sweating. This is due to a nerve disorder of the sweat glands. See your doctor to confirm, as well as to rule out other possible causes. ...Read more

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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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