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Causes of my nose and top of ears intermittent flushing? No sweating. Triggers hunger, spicy food, any alcohol, bowel movemt., sometimes nothing at all

Causes of my nose and top of ears intermittent flushing? No sweating. Triggers hunger, spicy food, any alcohol, bowel movemt., sometimes nothing at all

Could be sensitive: To temper changes, going from cold outdoors to hot indoors, and you're flushing on your ears, nose. If that's not part of the history, it's difficult to say since you aren't taking any supplements, as Niacin could potentially cause it too. ...Read more

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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 feeling dizzy, have intermittent twitching on the left side of my forehead, and sweating. What could be the cause?

I am feeling dizzy, have intermittent twitching on the left side of my forehead, and sweating. What could be the cause?

Adrenaline: Unless the sweating is only on the left side of your forehead then it sounds like a release of adrenaline by your body in response to a physical or emotional stress situation. Please see your health care provider if it persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Intermittent high grade fever with sweating and chills on 18yrz old boy for a week? What is the main cause? NB: Malaria and typhoid tests ne

Intermittent high grade fever with sweating and chills on 18yrz old boy for a week? What is the main cause? NB: Malaria and typhoid tests ne

Infection?: The main cause for unexplained fever is infection and sometimes it's hard to identify the focus. If fever continues, he may need a thorough work up in the hospital, including blood and other fluid cultures, scans, ultrasounds and a work up for other infrequent causes of fever, such as autoimmune diseases and tumors. ...Read more

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I have been running an intermittent low grade fever for the past 3 - 4 months. Maybe 2 - 3 times per week, along with night sweats. No other symptoms.

I have been running an intermittent low grade fever for the past 3 - 4 months. Maybe 2 - 3 times per week, along with night sweats. No other symptoms.

Fever/Unknown Origin: 48 year old lady with Fever of Unknown Origin for 3-4 months. Have you reached menopause yet? Menopause is a cause of fever of unknown origin in a woman your age. Do you have chills? Any weight loss? Sick contacts? Bites? Travel? Sexual history? You should get a full exam to determine possible sources. Some causes are malignancy, abscess, tuberculosis, malaria, drug wdrawl, underlying med problem ...Read more

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I have been experiencing intermittent night sweats on my chest only but not bad enough to change clothes or sheets for the past 6 months more nights than not. No weight loss or fatigue symptoms.?

I have been experiencing intermittent night sweats on my chest only but not bad enough to change clothes or sheets for the past 6 months more nights than not. No weight loss or fatigue symptoms.?

Need eval to know.: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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Fbc results:hgb14.1, pcv0.394, rbc4.23, mcv93.1, mch33.3 (hi), mchc35.8 (hi), plt302, wbc11.7 (hi) neck lump>5mths intermittent night sweats&ext fatigue?

Fbc results:hgb14.1, pcv0.394, rbc4.23, mcv93.1, mch33.3 (hi), mchc35.8 (hi), plt302, wbc11.7 (hi) neck lump>5mths intermittent night sweats&ext fatigue?

Get a diagnosis. ..: Neck lump with systemic symptoms (night sweats, weight loss, fatigue) mandates examination and investigation for cause. Possible infective causes include bacterial, tubercular, viral infection. Malignancy and Thyroid disorders need excluded here. See http://patient. Info/doctor/neck-lumps-and-bumps for a structured medical approach to neck lumps. Work with your GP for diagnosis +/- referral. ...Read more

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Excessive night sweats (no fever) intermittent for several months w. Extreme fatigue, slight elevation of ldh at 243 (vs 210 upper range). 15 yr, boy?

Excessive night sweats (no fever) intermittent for several months w. Extreme fatigue, slight elevation of ldh at 243 (vs 210 upper range). 15 yr, boy?

Night sweats: Night sweats have been reported by people who take depakote. Secondly, Depakote causes weight gain and people who are on the heavier side will sweat at night. ...Read more

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My 4 y/o has hard bony lump on top of head, growing, irregular shape. Intermittent fevers, night sweats, complains of "brain hurts" normal cbc. What next?

My 4 y/o has hard bony lump on top of head, growing, irregular shape. Intermittent fevers, night sweats, complains of "brain hurts" normal cbc. What next?

Head Pain: If the lesion is growing or causing continued discomfort for more than a month, a ct scan or MRI is indicated. Unfortunately this will usually require sedation to keep a four year old still. Discuss the procedure with the treating physician. ...Read more

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RLQ pain x 2+ wks, constant with stabbing spikes. Intermittent low grade fevers, nausea, night & day sweats & chills, . CT 2 wks ago nl, blood nl?

RLQ pain x 2+ wks, constant with stabbing spikes. Intermittent low grade fevers, nausea, night & day sweats & chills, . CT 2 wks ago nl, blood nl?

Get checked again.: Something is going on and it is certainly not normal, nor should it be ignored. Get seen today, please or call your doc. The CT scan may have been done too early to show something clearcut and a repeat scan will show any changes. So it is a good idea to go to the ER where the first CT was done, so a comparison can be made. ...Read more

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6mnth history intermittent small patches torso/arm petechiae & night sweats, left earache (pulse in vein behind ear), single white spot on tonsil, ? Ideas

6mnth history intermittent small patches torso/arm petechiae & night sweats, left earache (pulse in vein behind ear), single white spot on tonsil, ? Ideas

Vasculitis: Any time you have petechiae, there is concern for vasculitis, or inflammation of your blood vessels. You should see your doctor to help make the diagnosis because vasculitis can be life threatening. ...Read more

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How can I increase sweating?

How can I increase sweating?

Hydration, exercise: Sweating is the body's way of cooling off. If you want to sweat more, you should exercise, especially in a warm and humid environment, and keep yourself well hydrated so there is enough fluid to sweat. There are a few rare conditions in which sweat is inhibited - so if you cannot sweat under any circumstance, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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How can I stop sweating all the time?

How can I stop sweating all the time?

Would depend: On the cause. Anxiety, panic, thyroid, diabetes, warm room have specific therapies.
If it's just hands and feet, strong prescription anti-perspirants. ...Read more

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Why am I sweating like this at night?

Why am I sweating like this at night?

Tired: Interrupted or restless sleep, night sweats from dream or temperature change or waking up from rem stage of sleep, or snacking late. ...Read more

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How do I stop excessive facial sweating?

How do I stop excessive facial sweating?

DisgraceOfSweatyFace: Move to Alaska. Get a job at a meat packing plant. Underwater welder in Antarctica. OK, OK...first, no harm done if you apply an unscented antiperspirant to the areas where you sweat. Do a patch test first to make sure your facial skin isn't sensitive to it (small dot of it somewhere on the side of your face).But for the long haul, check out [ http://www. Sweathelp. Org/en/] for a good source of info ...Read more

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What is the problem if I am not sweating?

? Anhydrosis?: Get medical evaluation to determine if you have anhydrosis or other problem. ...Read more

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Can I us a medication to stop me sweating?

Can I us a medication to stop me sweating?

Treatment for sweat: There are treatments available for both localized sweating (underarms, palms, soles) or generalized (all over) sweating, however, if sweating is all over, the reason for the sweating must be found first. Generalized sweating often is associated with other possibly serious medical conditions. For localized sweating, there are prescription antipersipirants, Botox injections and if necessary, pills. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a sweating problem?

What can I do if I have a sweating problem?

Hyperhidrosis: Fortunately with the recent advances in medicine, many forms of treatment are available to treat hyperhidrosis. Medications, topical antiperspirants, iontophoresis, Botox and surgery have been tried to treat hyperhidrosis. Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy or ets is the most effective method to treat hyperhidrosis. ...Read more

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I'm cold but I'm also sweating. Is that bad?

I'm cold but I'm also sweating. Is that bad?

Might be.: Cold and sweaty can be seen with a large variety of physiologic states - often with excess adrenalin producing the well known cold / clammy / white as a ghost / abdominal discomfort / rapid heartbeat, etc. It is also possible to move from a hot environment to another quickly and produce the same sensation you describe. Also seen when eating hot peppers in a cold room, etc. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up at night drenched n sweating?

Why do I wake up at night drenched n sweating?

Tired: Interrupted or restless sleep, night sweats from dream or temperature change or waking up from rem stage of sleep, or snacking late. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce sweating when exercising?

Antiperspirants: Exercise regularly--reducing body fat reduces sweating. Apply antiperspirants after showering. Wear comfortable loose-fitting cotton or absorbent clothing that wicks sweat and is breathable. Avoid tight clothes especially in hot humid weather. ...Read more

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I can't stop sweating--what should I do for this?

I can't stop sweating--what should I do for this?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do I figure out why I am sweating if I'm cold?

Sweat but cold: Complex question.
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