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Flu Night Sweats
Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more
Is it normal to sweat a lot while having the flu. Drenching night sweats but I feel better today but feel a little sweaty no fever anymore?
Yes: If you are not better in a few days, get seen ...Read more
20 yr old male, low WBC 3.9, high monocytes 18, no flu symptoms, fatigue and night sweats, 102 fever, lost 3 pounds without diet in week
Still likely viral!: Infectious mono, cmv, and other viral illness could be present, other than the flu virus. The combination of low wbc, but with increased monocytes suggest a viral illness, not bacterial. However, other more serious issues, whether less likely, could cause your sx, including systemic lupus erythematosus and related problems. If no improvement occurs in the next few days, see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Day 5 of getting over the flu. Second night ive been having night sweats, only "after" my fevers went away and never had sweats when I had fever?
I thought I got over the flu about 5 days ago but I have had night sweats every night since. I can't get a normal nights rest. How do I cure this?
See your PCP: Night sweats can be associated with several things from infection to elevated rbc count. You should see your pcp for blood work. ...Read more
Night Sweats Continue. Day 7 after contracting flu I feel much better now. No fever since day 3. Other symptoms gone. But night sweats continue?
Night sweats after flu, Normal way of body clearing out extra germs from the illness? Been having sweats for 2 nights. Only After my fever was gone?
Fever/night sweats: Are part of body's response to infection. Immune response is improved at higher body temperature. You might still be spiking temps while having night sweats. ...Read more
Fever and drenching night sweats for a week. (Soaking the bed and using multiple towels). Negative for flu. No fever during day.?
Not typical: Need more detailed description of symptoms. Where are the headaches, are they constant, how severe, what relieves them, etc. Are you having fever, when and how much; sore throat, muscle aches, gastrointestinal changes (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea). To what have you been exposed (sexually or otherwise). This does not necessarily sound like influenza, but need more info. See doctor. ...Read more
Drenching night sweats for 9 nights with a fever. Neg for flu. Blood work normal. Feeling “foggy.” What could be going on?
Same question...: ...as a day or two ago. Same answer. See a doctor. ...Read more
My husband has had night sweats, drenching the sheets, for 1 week with low grade fever and chills (all only at night). He is negative for flu.
Evaluation: He need to be evaluated by his physician to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Drenching night sweats for one week to the point I sleep with towels. Neg for flu. Fever every night. Room temp is normal. Blood work normal.?
Fever unknown origin: Drenching night sweats usually mean fever. These are nonspecific symptoms, i.e. many possible causes -- too many to even guess without more information. Since you've had blood tests, presumably you're under a doctor's care; s/he is in the best position to answer this and other questions. Other symptoms? Did blood work include inflammatory markers (ESR, CRP, maybe procalcitonin)? Chest xray? ...Read more
The past two days I have been having this woozy feeling like when you first get the flu, but it does not progress. With that I am having night sweats?
Exam: You must be examined, treated and get a rapid flu test. ...Read more
I have valley fever. Can I get a flu shot when I'm experiencing symptoms like a severe cough and night sweats?
Chesty cough after having flu over5 weeks ago, cough a lot during night, feel as if lungs are congested, also having night sweats, otherwise well?
Reactive airways.??: After full recovery from flu - either other virus or environmental bronchi irritation leading to congestion and sometime bronchospasm - worse at night, or with exertion. Night sweats may also indicate some underlined infection - possibly check with doc. If appropriate to do CXR (chest X ray). ...Read more
For 1 week, I have had night sweats to the point of soaking the bed and fevers. Negative for the flu. Some dull pain in abdomen. Fatigue and chills.
I've had what I believe is flu and in4th day. Have had severe night sweats on night 2 and 3. Is this common. Symptoms are cough, aching head joints?
Influenza: The symptoms you describe are classic for influenza and while people talk about a "touch" of flu it is often more like a sledge hammer. At this point I would continue to treat symptomatically with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen and hopefully in a few more days you'll feel better. Next year you should get a flu shot of you didn't this year. ...Read more
Flu. High fever that has gone down now. Some night sweats. Mild cough. No chest pain. Blood in phlegm at morning that clears up during the day.?
Give it time:
What you described fits in with upper respiratory viral infection and it is healing. Give it time.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Throat pain and itchiness, joint pain, night sweats, fatigue. Do I have the flu? Or something more serious such as throat cancer? It's been 6 days.
Flu: Are those the choices in your mind? Flu or throat cancer (in a 24 year old)? do you have history of anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder? Why would you think "throat cancer"? and how would throat cancer cause joint pain? Sounds like the flu. Stay well hydrated, rest, treat symptoms supportively, and stop all alcohol and tobacco use. If not improving in 2-3 days, will need medical attention. ...Read more
What would cause occasional night sweats (few times a year) without fever in otherwise very healthy person?
Is there a reason why I am having night sweats even a couple nights after it feels my fever has gone?
It must have all got: Since this is an old question, it must all have settled down by now. Good luck. ...Read more
Drenching night sweats nightly for more than a week. No fever. Should I be concerned? Potential causes?
What is the pathophyslogical cause of night sweats? Is this by fever? For like TB, and other illnesses, why is that a symptom?
Hmmm: Something to do with the hypothalamus? Can't wait for the answer! ...Read more
Dr. I am extremely worried. For 10 days I have low fever (98.9 to 99.6) and few episodes of night sweats. 6 months ago I had unprotected oral sex.?
Check for STD: If negative may be viral infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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