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Doctor insights on: Lyme And Excessive Sweating

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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Had Lyme 3 years ago and was treated with 28 days of rocephron. Sometimes I awake with heart palpitations and sweating. 65 female, everything checksok?

Had Lyme 3 years ago and was treated with 28 days of rocephron. Sometimes I awake with heart palpitations and sweating. 65 female, everything checksok?

Lyme disease: If you were treated as you describe for acute lyme disease then it is not likely that your current issues are related to that prior infection. Without knowing what you mean by "palpitation" or "checks out ok" cannot comment further, but hopefully you have been seen by a cardiologist. Good luck.

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I'm on ceftin (cefuroxime) for Lyme. Each day at 4 I run a fever and start shaking, sweating. After a few hours I have to urinate, then I feel better. What gives?

I'm on ceftin (cefuroxime) for Lyme. Each day at 4 I run a fever and start shaking, sweating. After a few hours I have to urinate, then I feel better. What gives?

Drug fever?: This may well be a reaction to Ceftin (cefuroxime). Stop it for a week and see if the fever goes away. If problem persists, see an infectious disease specialists. Chronic lyme disease is a fad disease now heavily promoted by some practitioners in holistic medicine and many chiropractors yet few people actually suffer from this condition. Thus you should really consult an ID specialist.

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57 yr old female w/ Lyme and having night sweats and significant joint pain. Thyroid TSH was 1.47 and free T4 was 1.3. Are these numbers ok.?

57 yr old female w/ Lyme and having night sweats and significant joint pain. Thyroid TSH was 1.47 and free T4 was 1.3. Are these numbers ok.?

YES: Your TSH and free T4 are in the normal range which means your thyroid gland is functioning normally. However, I'm very concerned about the other symptoms. Have you been adequately treated for Lyme disease? Have other likely causes of your symptoms been ruled out? If I were you, I'd want to be sure.

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Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx

Many possibilities: Besides lyme, ticks can transmit many other infections including babesia, bartonella, ehrlichina, rickettsia and other types of borrelia. The tick testing negative for lyme does not rule out other infections. But your symptoms could be unrelated to the bite too! See a doc knowledgeable in tick-borne illness. Consider seeing a doc for general evaluation too, ideally a holistic doc.

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How to stop excessive sweating?

How to stop excessive sweating?

PrecisionTx: Botox provides temporary relief for hyperhidrosis. A new treatment, precision tx™ device targets the sweat glands in the underarm area and uses focused laser energy to ablate their function, which lasts much longer.

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What could cause excessive sweating?

What could cause excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a warning sign of thyroid problems, diabetes or infection. Excessive sweating is also more common in people who are overweight or out of shape.

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I have excessive sweating help please?

I have excessive sweating help please?

Excessive sweating: It is hard to work that out without more information. Do you check your temperature? Are you gaining or losing weight? Are you sweating all day or just at night? I would be happy to hear a bit more about your problem but it might be wiser to see your family doctor.

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What is the cause of excessive sweating?

What is the cause of excessive sweating?

MANY CAUSES: Excessive sweating can be normal in some people but there are medical causes of excessive sweating, hyperhydrosis 1 overactive thyroid gland 2obesity 3 diabetes mellitus 4 certain drugs the list is long.

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Is there any way to stop excessive sweating?

Is there any way to stop excessive sweating?

Anti-Perspirant: Certain dri is a very effective anti-perspirant. When applied before going to bed it will very effectively control sweating for 24 hours.

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What could. Be the cause of excessive sweating

A few possibilities: Medications, hormone imbalance, anxiety, diet (maybe), etc., . See your doc and get evaluated.

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What might be the cause excessive sweating at nights?

What might be the cause excessive sweating at nights?

Lots of things: How I caught on that I had tb. If it's really and truly a night sweat, get seen by your physician now. We don't want to miss endocarditis, tb, or something else really nasty-but-treatable.

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Should I try driclor for excessive sweating and smelling?

Sweating: I am not familiar with the product which you referenced, but there is one called drysol, which is extraordinarily effective if used in their correct way. This is to be applied to the absolutely dry armpit at nighttime and that is the most efficient way to use it. Your doctor will tell you other techniques for potentiating this medicine or making it stronger.

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How can you get rid of excessive sweating?

How can you get rid of excessive sweating?

Hyperhydrosis: Find the cause and treat it. Workup by your pcp is a start.

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What can cause excessive sweating at night?

What can cause excessive sweating at night?

Needs eval: Dear ddoor4ul, night sweats can happen due to hormonal changes (especially in perimenopausal women) but also due to a variety of other conditions, the most concerning being cancer. Please schedule an virtual consult to discuss further about this symptom. I hope this gives you guidance.

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Is there any treatment for excessive sweating?

Is there any treatment for excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is rarely due to an underlying disease. The main forms of therapy for primary focal hyperhidrosis include topical antiperspirants; medications, such as anticholinergics; iontophoresis; botulinum toxin (botox); surgery (sympathectomy); and microwave energy. Treatment depends on severity and should be individualized.

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What are and treatments for excessive sweating?

What are and treatments for excessive sweating?

Sweating: There is no easy answer but many potential causes. I would start by seeing your primary care doctor. Please let me know what is found.

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What are treatment options for excessive sweating?

Depends where: First rule out any metabolic problem. If none and armpit try drisoll ( (aloh) even Botox if severe. Parasympatomimetics for hands and feet occasionally effective if no severe side effects. See a dermatologist.

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What hormonal imbalance can cause excessive sweating?

Thyroid hormone: Hyperthyroidism can cause excessive sweating. Night time sweating is common in postmenopausal women but if you have normal periods estrogen levels are likely normal.

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 environmental temperature. ...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