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Are sweaty hands inherited?

Are sweaty hands inherited?

Potentially: There is a condition - hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating - that is heritable and can cause sweaty palms. A ucla study revealed that parents with sweaty palms had a 28% chance of passing this on to their children. Of course, sweaty palms can be a symptom of another disorder, so you should always consult your doctor to get a thorough work-up to rule out other causes for sweaty palms. ...Read more

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Clammy hands, clammy feet, high metabolism?

Clammy hands, clammy feet, high metabolism?

Can be circulation.: This can be due to circulation difficulty, or it might be a symptom of hypothyroidism or vasculitis. There are vasospastic disorders, like raynaud's phenominon, that are triggered by cold exposure, with blanching, cyanosis, and redness, so the extremities must be kept warm. It would be a good idea to keep your feet warm anyway. It would be wise at this point to see your doctor and get tested. ...Read more

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Can one contract Ebola through shaking of hands?

Can one contract Ebola through shaking of hands?

That depends...: Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, tears, blood, saliva, breast milk, semen, vomit, urine and stool. The virus can gain entry via cuts/ abrasions of skin, nose, mouth, eyes or any open wound. A person with active disease is needed > ...Read more

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Can you contract anything (diseases, viruses, etc.) by touching someone's hand? I used hand sanitizer and washed hands shortly after contact.

Very unlikely: Shaking hands is a standard means of human greeting. It is done millions of times per day and our natural body defenses render it very unlikely that anything will be contacted that way. Hand sanitizers are useful to lower the spread of infectious illness, but most are not infected. Do not worry about this common practice of greeting your fellow human beings. ...Read more

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My hands and feet are constantly sweating and cold to touch...?

My hands and feet are constantly sweating and cold to touch...?

Sweaty hands & feet: You may have hyperhidrosis, which is caused by a hyperactive sympathetic nervous system, causing the sweat glands in the hands and feet to produc excessive sweat. Sweating brings your temperature down, which can make your hands and feet feel cold to touch. Cold extremities can be caused by peripheral vascular disease, raynaud's phenomenon or buerger's disease. Anxiety is another consideration. ...Read more

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Itchy legs and hands in cold weather?

Itchy legs and hands in cold weather?

Itching: Many patients are sensitive to cold weather. It can cause spasm of blood flow to the skin resulting in itching. It can also cause dry skin which also causes itching. Use a good emollient and keep your extremities warm with appropriate shoes and gloves. ...Read more

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Licking fingers and touching money transmit hepatitis b?

Licking fingers and touching money transmit hepatitis b?

Unlikely: If your fingers are otherwise normal, without cracks or open lesions, it is unlikely touching money will give you hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is usually transmitted from close personal contact as in toothbrush and razor sharing, needle sticks or other exposure to blood. There can be maternal to fetal transmission during delivery. ...Read more

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Is cold hands feet normal with adult fever?

Is cold hands feet normal with adult fever?

Fever: When the hypothalamus has reset the thermostat of your body to produce fever, one way in which it is done is to shut off peripheral circulation so that you do not lose heat by convection and conduction. This makes your extremities feel cold. Great question, hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes cold hands and feet?

What causes cold hands and feet?

See details: If the skin of the hands turn blue or blanch with the cold exposure then raynaud's disease is the likely cause. ...Read more

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Sweating, freezing cold, body ache, lite headed no energy.my scalp hurts to touch?

Sweating, freezing cold, body ache, lite headed no energy.my scalp hurts to touch?

Flu: If all these symptoms are acute onset and recent probably you got Flu. Within 72 hrs antiviral therapy might facilitate the recovery, other wise tylenol, (acetaminophen) fluid and rest. ...Read more

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My hands tingle stiff. Electricity feeling?

My hands tingle  stiff. Electricity feeling?

It's most: Likely carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if they go numb. Try wrist splints at night 2 avoid the wrists bending and crimping the nerve while asleep. If not improving consider going in, good luck. ...Read more

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Does HIV cause sweaty palms?

Does HIV cause sweaty palms?

Nope: Certainly not as the main or only symptom. Sweaty palms usually is a symptom of anxiety. See your doctor if you remain concerned. If you're at risk for HIV, e.g. high risk sex or shared drug injection equipment, get tested. But not because of this symptom. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can we kill HIV with Dettol hand wash after touching infected person sweat?

Can we kill HIV with Dettol hand wash after touching infected person sweat?

Don't Sweat it: HIV is NOT spread by: air or water, insects, including mosquitoes or ticks, saliva, tears, or sweat, casual contact, like shaking hands, hugging or sharing dishes/drinking glasses, drinking fountains, or (non-bloody) toilet seats. So don't sweat it. You have to be up-close and really personal (blood,semen,pre-seminal fluid,rectal fluids, vaginal fluids,breast milk) or REALLLY unlucky. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer kill viruses on hands such as hcv hvb or hiv?

Does hand sanitizer kill viruses on hands such as hcv hvb or hiv?

Hand sanitizers: As long as the product contains at least 60% alcohol it should kill most bacteria and some viruses. Hand sanitizers won't work on dirty or greasy hands. SEE http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/show-me-the-science-hand-sanitizer.html or http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/innovation_quality_patient_care/areas_expertise/infections_complications/hand_hygiene/why_wipes.html Good luck ...Read more

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What do cold sweaty hands mean?

Nerves: Could be nervousness. Or could be enlarged or over active sweat glands. ...Read more