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What's better fever or cold sweat?

What's better fever or cold sweat?

Neither.: Both are symptoms that can be present in illness. Cold sweat is a very subjective term that people use to describe many sensations - feeling hot but sweating, sweating on its own, or chills. What's important is the underlying illness. ...Read more

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After hot humid day, muscles skin and head aches. No thirst or hunger, blurred vision. Cold then hot. Restless sleep with heavy breathing.

After hot humid day, muscles skin and head aches. No thirst or hunger, blurred vision. Cold then hot. Restless sleep with heavy breathing.

?virus: These symptoms are consistent with an early viral infection which may localize to the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract in the next day or two. Keep your resistance up with rest,adequate fluid intake and use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) to relieve aches and pains or fever which often appears. See your physician if symptoms worsen instead of showing gradual improvement. ...Read more

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Could ibuprofen make hot and sweat?and cause night sweats?

Could ibuprofen make hot and sweat?and cause night sweats?

Not usually: You may wish to read the package insert to check for side effects of the medication. The cause of your symptoms is more likely to be the reason for which you took the medication, rather than the medication. ...Read more

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Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever. A cold or more?

Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever.  A cold or more?

Cold or more??: If it just a cold, usually there are evident signs of respiratory distress. Those are rapid breathing (more than 24 x/min); nasal flaring;?; chest retractions; and use of the accessory muscles of respiration. If none of thes are present the cough is much more likely to originate at the pharyngeal level. An excellent med for type of cough is benzonatate. ...Read more

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At night I get sweaty, hot & cold at the same time, sheets drenched in sweat. I get freezing cold, put quilt on get blazing hot again then cold again.

At night I get sweaty, hot & cold at the same time, sheets drenched in sweat. I get freezing cold, put quilt on get blazing hot again then cold again.

Fever?: How long has this been going on? If it is recent (last few days), you may have fever due to an infection. If not there are many other causes of night sweats. In either case, this is not normal, and needs to be checked out: very soon if it is fever or getting worse. ...Read more

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Can men have hot flashes night sweats?

Can men have hot flashes night sweats?

Yes: Hot flashes and night sweats are common menopausal symptoms in women due to low estrogen levels. Men do not normally have these symptoms because testosterone prevents it. However, men with very low testosterone levels can have these symptoms. Of course, there are other medical problems that cause night sweats, so you should see your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Period is 8 days late. Feeling feverish with chills and shivering then feeling hot. but low body temp 97.6. Experiencing night sweats. Pregnancy?

Period is 8 days late. Feeling feverish with chills and shivering then feeling hot. but low body temp 97.6. Experiencing night sweats. Pregnancy?

Infection: You should see your doctor. Fever/chills are symptoms of infection and you should have a full exam. If your period is late a pregnancy test is absolutely indicated if if is possible you're pregnant. A physician needs to know your full medical history, medications, allergies and examine you to determine what is going on. Expect history/exam+ tests.Temperature may be incorrect. Good luck. ...Read more

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My mom is having cold sweats cough stuffy nose back pains headaches and fatigue she gets hot flashes and has periodical cold flashed she just turned40?

My mom is having cold sweats cough stuffy nose back pains headaches and fatigue she gets hot flashes and has periodical cold flashed she just turned40?

Seems an infection: It's not clear what is a hot flash and a cold one. Is it like chills and fever? Needs to check the temperature and if there is fever needs to be seen and t reated. ...Read more

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Hot flashes during flu good or bad?

Hot flashes during flu good or bad?

Uncertain: If you have the "flu" (which i would not just assume given that this is not flu season) and you are having hot flashes (which might represent fevers) then i would suggest that evaluation by your doctor for a source of infection would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Hot flashes, cramps after period, nausea and night sweats?

Hot flashes, cramps after period, nausea and night sweats?

Cramps, hot flashes: Hi sarah, you are pretty young for hot flashes and night sweats. Cramps can be easily treated with nonsteroidals like motrin. If you are suffering from hot flashes and night sweats you might want to see your doctor for some blood work to check hormone levels such as your thyroid. Good luck! ...Read more

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sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores wats going on?

 sick cold symptoms spitting out green mucus chest pains body aches waking in night sweats every night fever and cold sores  wats going on?

See a physician!: Your symptoms are worrisome for possible pneumonia. You may need antibiotic treatment. It's not possible or proper to make a diagnosis without examining you and taking a medical history. Stop looking for answers on the internet and see a physician as soon as possible. Your delay in seeing a physician may allow any infection to get worse, making it more difficult to cure. ...Read more

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What to do about hot flushes, head aches cold hands but hot everywhere else?

Hot flushes: You may be entering menopause or there could be a different condition to explain your symptoms. See your doctor first, and you may need a referral to a gynecologist., an/or a Neurologist. ...Read more

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Ok,bad back pain,major headache, no fever.hot then cold, and sweaty?

Ok,bad back pain,major headache, no fever.hot then cold, and sweaty?

Diagnosis: There is little here with which to use in an attempt to make a diagnosis. Need more history and a physical exam and perhaps some imaging studies and labs. See you family doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for 8 days followed by dry tickly persistent cough, earache. Joint pain tiredness hot sweats followed by feeling cold and shive?

I've had a sore throat for 8 days followed by dry tickly persistent cough, earache. Joint pain tiredness hot sweats followed by feeling cold and shive?

Dr. can check throat: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease the pain. ...Read more

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Irritation in throat, cough, some phlegm, hot and cold sweats, feel feverish, weak, dizzy and nauseous. But no fever!! What could it be?

Irritation in throat, cough, some phlegm, hot and cold sweats, feel feverish, weak, dizzy and nauseous. But no fever!! What could it be?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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Pain in lower right side of back, pain when going to the toilet, hot and cold sweats.

Pain in lower right side of back, pain when going to the toilet, hot and cold sweats.

Urinary: Most likely represents a urinary etiology such as urinary tract infection or kidney infection. Would go get seen at a urgent care. Also could be from the structures of the pelvis. ...Read more

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Why I have body aches, hot and cold sweats at night and puking in the spring?

Why I have body aches, hot and cold sweats at night and puking in the spring?

Symptoms: Your symptoms could be related to absolutely anything. I would suggest you see a physician to get a proper diagnosis ...Read more

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Hia ive bin abroad and since I got back ive bin sick dizzy and hot an cold sweats palms sweatin what is it?

Hia ive bin abroad and since I got back ive bin sick dizzy and hot an cold sweats palms sweatin what is it?

Where'd ya go?: Hi. As you know, there are nasty infectious bugs all over the world that vary by region, climate, etc, exposure to which can cause bad stuff. I'd recommend you see your doctor and see whether a referral to a travel clinic is warranted. They'll know what nasties to check for depending on where you went and what you did there. Good luck and I hope you get well soon! ...Read more

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Estradio level serum is 50.79 what does it mean I'm 30 years of age I had a partial hysterectomy 4 months ago been having hot and cold sweats?

Estradio level serum is 50.79 what does it mean I'm 30 years of age I had a partial hysterectomy 4 months ago been having hot and cold sweats?

Follow up visit: For highly specific result interpretation it's best to discuss with the ordering physician who can put it in the proper context. If you still have your ovaries then one expect normal hormone production. Your Estrogen level is normal but a doctor would not test Estrogen levels typically when evaluating hot flashes. They would test an FSH level. Looks like your hot flashes are not from menopause ...Read more

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I have had a chesty cough for 4 weeks now i am fatigued have hot and cold sweats and am so tired. Could i have pneumonia ?

I have had a chesty cough for 4 weeks now i am fatigued have hot and cold sweats and am so tired. Could i have pneumonia ?

Mgt: It is possible that you have an infection, including pneumonia. Other causes should be evaluated such as a chest mass, TB pulmonary infection,sinusuitis,asthma, bronchiectasis and cardiac causes. Please discuss having a TB test, chest radiograph and providing a sputum sample with your PCP. In the meantime, please check your temperature, rest and drink fluids. ...Read more

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I have hypothroism, previously hyper. I've been extremely hot lately with no fever but hot and cold sweats? No other symptoms indicating thyroid.

I have hypothroism, previously hyper. I've been extremely hot lately with no fever but hot and cold sweats? No other symptoms indicating thyroid.

Thyroid labs normal?: Hi. Have your thyroid labs been re-checked? Is the cancer in remission? Are you still getting chemo? Are you neutropenic (not likely these days with filgrastim (filgrastin) and other GCSF analogs). Talk with your oncologist and check your thyroid labs, CBC + diff, etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am having a hard time breathing coughing sneezing and congestion body aches hot and cold sweats?

I am having a hard time breathing coughing sneezing and congestion body aches hot and cold sweats?

cold/flu: Sounds like you have a viral illness. If things don't get better in a few days you should see your doctor. Can try over the counter medicines to feel better. Antibiotics will not help as it is most likely viral. ...Read more

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I quit weed 2 weeks ago and I'm having ringing in my left ear, severe anxiety, hot and cold sweats, no appetite. How long will this last?

I quit weed 2 weeks ago and I'm having ringing in my left ear, severe anxiety, hot and cold sweats, no appetite. How long will this last?

Therapy?: Cannabis withdrawal symptoms such as you describe are rare. Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Feel like throwing up as soon as i get out of bed. Hot and cold sweats. No fever yet. Weakness. As long as i'm lying down, i feel ok. What is this?

Feel like throwing up as soon as i get out of bed. Hot and cold sweats. No fever yet. Weakness. As long as i'm lying down, i feel ok. What is this?

Weakness: You have orthostatic hypotension as a result of rising out of bed to rapidly. As a result your blood can't get to your brain fast enough from a lying to a standing position. As a result you experience weakness and profuse sweating. On arising get up slowly. ...Read more

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I have bloating. Hot and cold sweats. Stomach cramps, urgency to get to the toilet /diarhhea?

I have bloating. Hot and cold sweats. Stomach cramps, urgency to get to the toilet /diarhhea?

Multiple causes: See a physican for a thorough examination and blood testing. Check your temperature and seek medical attention. Do nut ignore these symtoms. ...Read more

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Pain between my arm and my breast and my left rib cage on the left side under my breast and serve headache hot and cold sweats no couph fell warm?

Pain between my arm and my breast and my left rib cage on the  left side under my breast and  serve headache hot and cold sweats no couph fell warm?

Pleurisy: You could be experiencing pleurisy which is a viral inflammation of the lining of the lung. Given that you also have a severe headache and your age I would recommend seeing a doctor today to make sure that's all that is going on. ...Read more

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Taking DIM for PCOS. Hot and cold sweats all day and night and trouble sleeping, is this detox or flushing of excess estrogen? Is it normal?

Taking DIM for PCOS. Hot and cold sweats all day and night and trouble sleeping, is this detox or flushing of excess estrogen? Is it normal?

Stop DIM: DIM is a supplement that has not been well tested scientifically. It may be causing your estrogen levels to fall which can cause hot flashes and sleep issues. Many women with PCOS have normal estrogen levels and do not need any medication to decrease estrogen. I would stop taking the supplement. ...Read more

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All symptoms for past few days: pain in lower right back side, no bowel movement, clamy hot and cold, sweats, fever at night. Have taken magnesium citrate but no BM.

All symptoms for past few days: pain in lower right back side, no bowel movement, clamy hot and cold, sweats, fever at night.  Have taken magnesium citrate but no BM.

Try a few doses of: Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). If no BM , you may have a fecal impaction requiring manual removal. This can be done in a minor emergency facility. They can also check you for this fever, which should be measured. Seek medical help in the next 24-48 hrs or immediately if symptoms become worse. ...Read more

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What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

Check thyroid first: B"sd If being on a med for "low TSH" means treatment with an antithyroid drug for hyperthyroidism, then the first concern is your thyroid status as this requires frequent monitoring. Thyroid function will change depending on the dose and effectiveness of the medication and the course of the underlying thryoid disease. Challenging even for the best of us endocrine specialists - contact yours! ...Read more

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Hi, I started with very sore eyes two days ago and now I have hot and cold sweats and I ache everywhere. Viral infection that will go on its own.?

Hi, I started with very sore eyes two days ago and now I have hot and cold sweats and I ache everywhere. Viral infection that will go on its own.?

Eye pain/myalgias: Would seek medical attention today at urgent care/ remote physician.You may have a bacterial sinusitis and may need antibiotics. Follow up today ...Read more