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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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Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?

Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?

Hormone excess?: Face and head sweating is more common in women that are taking hormones. It can be from excess sympathetic tone or from volume changes being monitored by internal pressure receptors as might be your case with renal disease. Check hormone levels and consult with your nephrologist or endocrinologist. This link may help but is complicated http://jap.Physiology.Org/content/100/5/1692.Long. ...Read more

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What specific hormone imbalances can cause excessive facial/head sweating? Thanks

What specific hormone imbalances can cause excessive facial/head sweating? Thanks

Excessive sweating: Excessive face and head sweating could certainly be caused by hormonal imbalances of the adrenals, thyroid, sex hormones etc. It may also be hyperhidrosis, over active sweat glands. ...Read more

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Excessive sweating of a toddler while at sleep. and cold to touch, starting from his head down to back. what's the real problem?

Excessive sweating of a toddler while at sleep. and cold to touch, starting from his head down to back. what's  the real problem?

Sweating at night: Children's heads have a large surface area and they sweat to dissipate heat. If he is an active sleeper and wears a one-piece sleeper, is covered with a blanket, he may be sweating from the heat generated by his moving around. His head would have the most sweat then. If he is completely normal otherwise, it is not a problem. Double check that with your pediatrician next time you see him/her. ...Read more

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Can phentermine cause excessive head sweating?

Can phentermine cause excessive head sweating?

It could: It's a stimulant so it could cause excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis can also cause excessive head sweating. The only way to know is to see if the sweating stops when you wean down and stop the phetermine. ...Read more

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Salty, thick, excessive saliva, trouble swallowing, breathing struggles, excessive sweating on neck and back, foggy headed, blurred vision, etc?

Salty, thick, excessive saliva, trouble swallowing, breathing struggles, excessive sweating on neck and back, foggy headed, blurred vision, etc?

Breathing struggles?: Anytime you have to struggle to breathe, you should go to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Call 911 if necessary. ...Read more

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Is there any medication that reduce excessive sweating on the face?

Is there any medication that reduce excessive sweating on the face?

You first need: a medical evaluation to determine if there is a medical problem causing your sweating. Apparently there are other medical problems or you wouldn't be on your current medication. ...Read more

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Why does? Impending heart attacks cause excessive sweating on the forehead?

Why does? Impending heart attacks cause excessive sweating on the forehead?

Signs: Heart Attack: One of the most common symptoms of an acute heart attack is diaphoresis or excessive sweating. The other common symptoms include chest pain, numbness extending into the jaw and left arm, and nausea. That is for a man. Women may have less obvious symptoms and should be even more aware if there appears to be something wrong. But, yes excessive and acute sweating is part of the syndrome. ...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