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Lyme And Excessive Sweating
Chronic low fever 99.4 and sweating. Fever drops to 98.6 after laying down for 30 minutes. Will increase after getting back up. Cbc ANA and Lyme neg?
See below: How long have rhese fevers been going on? ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Asym Hyperhidrosis: Usually represents neurologic disease as opposed to a primary disorder. Causes include chiari malformation, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd), or harlequin's syndrome. Additionally, endocrine disorders can cause this problem. Examples are diabetes and hyperthyroidism. You should meet with your neurologist to discuss further as there is treatment. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more
What's the cause: First find out the cause. See your doctor to discuss this. If nothing found, then you most likely have hyperhidrosis which is a condition where people gets excessive sweating in the head, armpits, hands and feet. The treatment is: antiperspirant, oral medications, iotophoresis (electrical shocking of the sweat glands- very easy to do) and Botox injection (very effective but temporary). ...Read more
Botox: You could have Botox treatment but see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
Depends.: Depends on why you're taking diuretics. It also depends on which diuretic you're taking. For example, if you're taking diuretics for blood pressure control, other medications can be used. Also, there are a few different types of diuretics which could be used depending on the reason you're taking it. ...Read more
Hyperhidrosis: In a general sense one of the worst ways to approach a problem as is to tie your dermatologist's hands behind his/her back. This is all part of becoming a very good patient. There are many remedies for sweating which dermatologists use and if you consider any elements in the universe as a natural element, I guess you have to include them all. See your dermatologist! ...Read more
No: No. First of all there is no Botox cream commercially available. Second, Botox molecules are too big to pass through the skin. ...Read more