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Dr. William Singer
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Cold Sensitivity (Definition)

Cold sensitivity = cold intolerance = occurs when one is extremely sensitive / overly ...Read more


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Diarrhea linked with cold sores?

Diarrhea linked with cold sores?

Unlikely: Cold sores, usually a recurrence of herpes simplex, often arise during periods of stress which may be due to gastrointestinal problems causing diarrhea, or even to emotional issues. The diarrhea is not likely to be caused by the herpes simplex virus. ...Read more

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Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.

Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.

Mast cell activation: constellation of symptoms are worrisome for mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS = classic IGE to food or airborne particles, and now non-IGE mediated triggers of mast cells, such as alcohol, stress, hormonal .changes. Get evaluated by an allergy specialist who has expertise in mast cell activation, food $ drug allergy, hives, asthma. Avoid known triggers until evaluation. need epipen (epinephrine)? ...Read more

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Cold allergy cause constant lighthead/tinnitus?

Cold allergy cause constant lighthead/tinnitus?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Heat and humidity intolerance. Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, heat rash?

Heat and humidity intolerance. Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, heat rash?

Heat: Excessive heat can cause heat rash, nausea, anxiety. It usually does not cause vomiting unless severe heat. How much vomiting did you have? Any fevers? Let us know to be sure it is not something more serious. In meantime, stay indoors in AC area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are cold feet & cold hands a cold/flu symptom?

Can you tell me, are cold feet & cold hands a cold/flu symptom?

This would be: More likely to be a circulation issue if there are no other symptoms. Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. ...Read more

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Is orthostatic intolerance common in people lupus or sjogrens?

Uncommon: No specific increased risk of orthostasis was mentioned in standard descriptions of these illnesses, however, autoimmune illnesses can cause edema and third spacing with flare-ups, which will increase the risk of orthostasis greatly. I hope that helps ...Read more

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Any summertime symptoms of raynaud's phenomenon?

Any summertime symptoms of raynaud's phenomenon?

Yes: Raynaud's can occur at anytime of year but is less common in warmer weather. Smoking and excessive caffeine can worsen the symptoms. Also, minimize the handling of ice cold beverages. Keep air conditioning settings at comfortable, not cold. Be aware that restaurants and more expensive stores keep the temperature settings low. ...Read more

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Is burning vaginal area, cold feet, feeling cold related to diabetes?

Is burning vaginal area, cold feet, feeling cold related to diabetes?

Most likely not: I could stretch and say yes (high sugar contributes to infection and your yeast could give vaginal burning; circulation could be affected with peripheral arterial disease so don't smoke!; blood sugar irregularity could mess with your hypothalamic set point and make you feel cold), but i'm not going to. Look for more common explanations for your complaints and keep your sugars in excellent control. ...Read more

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Does cold weather worsen emphysema symptoms?

Does cold weather worsen emphysema symptoms?

Not necessarily: Some patients with emphysema do better in colder air/cooler temperatures and find extreme heat more difficult. Each patient is an individual and there are no broad recommendations from any organization to avoid cold/heat. It really depends on how you as an individual feel in extremes of temperature. ...Read more

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LtHead @stand up, skin cold/clammy w/exercise, hand+feet swell/[email protected],[email protected], random flushing, freq cold intol. Not 2/2 anx. NL ECG/Echo. What?

LtHead @stand up, skin cold/clammy w/exercise, hand+feet swell/hot@bed,ice-cold@day, random flushing, freq cold intol. Not 2/2 anx. NL ECG/Echo. What?

More testing : The next "round" of testing woyld include a 24hour heart monitor to rule out any arrythmia. A Full metabolic workup is necessary to exclude endocrine causes.( Cortisol, sugar, thyroid) A 24 hour urine should be done to rule out carcinoid and pheochromocytoma. Lastly a neurologic evaluation to rule out autonomic dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can cold weather exposure trigger seizures in an epileptic?

Can cold weather exposure trigger seizures in an epileptic?

No: Epileptic seizures are due to pathological areas of the brain which electrically discharge inappropriately. Some issues triggering increased seizure risk include missing meds; recreational drugs; suddenly stopping tranquilizers, sedatives, or alcohol; irregular sleep; poor nutrition; low blood sugar; intense stress; infections and many more. But no real relation to ambient temperatures. ...Read more

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13 month old, chronic cold symptoms, rapid heart rate, difficulty catching breath, some acrocyanosis, irritable, pale?

13 month old, chronic cold symptoms, rapid heart rate, difficulty catching breath, some acrocyanosis, irritable, pale?

Go to doctor now...: If I am interpreting your question correctly, a 13 month old child with these symptoms should immediately be evaluated by a doctor. It could be the sign of something very serious. ...Read more

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Chronic cold sores infectious disease dr?

Chronic cold sores infectious disease dr?

See below: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex viruses. They are usually recurrent not chronic. Recurrent cold sores can be prevented by long term antiviral therapy with valtrex, (valacyclovir) Famvir etc. These meds can be prescribed by your family physician or internist. ...Read more

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Could mononucleosis trigger celiac?

Could mononucleosis trigger celiac?

No definate link: No one knows what triggers genetically predisposed individuals to develop celiac's. There have been rare case reports of patients developing celiac following mono infections, but no published data linking the 2 things. ...Read more

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Does cold weather affect hypoglycemia?

Does cold weather affect hypoglycemia?

PROBABLY NOT: Hypoglycemia is overdiagnosed its symptoms are very similar to anxiety.Real hypoglycemia due to stomach surgery ang Insulin secreting tumors is uncommon and unrelated to cold weather. ...Read more

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Diagnosed peripheral neuropathy unknown cause.tingling fatigue frequent urination sob blurred vision but eyes fine chest tight light head.anxiety or ms?

Diagnosed peripheral neuropathy unknown cause.tingling fatigue frequent urination sob blurred vision but eyes fine chest tight light head.anxiety or ms?

Anxiety, most likely: MS is easy to rule out by history, exam and MRI. Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Some times no treatment is the best treatment. See your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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Add.Symptoms-basal temp 96.9, exc. Hairloss/breakage, cold intol., low energy, weight gain, brain fog, dry skin, brittle nails, headaches, irrit.Bowel, moody.?

Add.Symptoms-basal temp 96.9, exc. Hairloss/breakage, cold intol., low energy, weight gain, brain fog, dry skin, brittle nails, headaches, irrit.Bowel, moody.?

Hypothyroidism: Please see your physician to assess for hypothyroidism. This will involve checking a blood tests (at least a tsh). Other conditions can cause these signs/symptoms, however, this is the classic presentation you submitted. ...Read more