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What can cause sudden sweating & wooziness? Was feeling fine, then, whoosh, felt shaky and woozy like I was going to pass out & started sweating lots

What can cause sudden sweating & wooziness? Was feeling fine, then, whoosh, felt shaky and woozy like I was going to pass out & started sweating lots

Presyncope: Sounds like the initial signs of impending fainting. Perhaps your blood pressure dropped due to a reaction to a disturbing or disgusting situation. (vasovagal). But, at your age, you need to check out primary cardiac problems. Alternatively, consider anemia, low thyroid, medication reactions. See your doc! ...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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What is the typical cause of heavy sweating in women?

What is the typical cause of heavy sweating in women?

Various Causes: Hyperhidrosis (or excess sweating) is more common than you'd think! Antiperspirants are the simple answer, but often won't work with true hyperhidrosis. I have had success treating patients underarms, hands, feet, forehead, and scalp with botox. Botox is fda approved for sweating and is very safe and effective. Botox typically lasts for 6 months when used for excess sweating. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What would cause a low body temp 95.4 and heavy sweating in a 53 year old women?

What would cause a low body temp 95.4 and heavy sweating in a 53 year old women?

Most likely...: Hypothyroidism needs to be excluded first. Being heavy and/or out of shape can causes excessive perspiration, even if hypothyroid! ...Read more

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Sweating on right side of the body while the left is normal. Causes, the danger and control of such.

Sweating on right side of the body while the left is normal. Causes, the danger and control of such.

Must be: You must be evaluated. There is something definitely affecting your nervous system. See your physician to find out what is affecting. ...Read more

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What kind of terroristic chemicals cause you to quit sweating for months? . ..They fall from skies and explode in cars.

What kind of terroristic chemicals cause you to quit sweating for months? . ..They fall from skies and explode in cars.

None: If you 'stopped sweating for months', you would be long dead well before a month. The human body can not survive with out sweating. ...Read more

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My 49 yr. Old son starts sweating a sticky sweat within minutes of eating cupcakes or other sweets. Question is Why??? What would cause this?

My 49 yr. Old son starts sweating a sticky sweat within minutes of eating cupcakes or other sweets. Question is Why??? What would cause this?

Sweat: The "why" is a because your son does not appear to listen to you about the effects of cupcakes and sweets. Regrettably he is unlikely to change.
One possibility would be to urge him to see Psychologist but he might ignore your request.
Is he married, and if so, can his wife "push" him for care?
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Sometimes I can't tell if I'm too hot or too cold. Today my spouse sai I was sweating and I didn't even know it. What can cause something like that?

Sometimes I can't tell if I'm too hot or too cold. Today my spouse sai I was sweating and I didn't even know it. What can cause something like that?

Temperature changes: The first thing that comes to mind is a thyroid disorder. The thyroid is the body's thermostat and overall metabolic regulator. A quick blood test can tell if it's working normally. If you have fevers, night sweats and unexplained weight loss, that is serious, and you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What causes excessive sweating?

What causes excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: When excessive sweating affects the hands, feet, and armpits, it's called primary or focal hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis affects 2 - 3% of the population, yet less than 40% of patients with this condition seek medical advice. In the majority of primary hyperhidrosis cases, no cause can be found. It seems to run in families.
It can also occur from medical condition. See your doctor for a dx. ...Read more

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What causes decreased sweating?

Anhidrosis: See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/anhidrosis/basics/definition/con-20033498

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What causes under neck sweating?

What causes under neck sweating?

Neck sweating: I wish I had an answer but I would need more information.
How bad?
How often?
What time of day?
High neck sweater?
etc. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are the causes of excessive sweating?

Thyroid, others: Primary focal hyperhydrosis, can start in childhood and continue to adulthood effects 1to3%of population. It is probebely caused by malfunction of the nervous system and may run in families
genaralised hyperhydrosis, causes sweating all over the body. Has many causes like overactive thyroid, pregnancy, menopause, diabetese, alcoholism, heart failure, cancers like lymphoma and leukemia, some meds, infections. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have excessive sweating caused by add medication.?

I have excessive sweating caused by add medication.?

Are you: Asking a question or making a statement? If you're having problems, you need to discuss it with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can cause hot flashes and sweating outta no where?

What can cause hot flashes and sweating outta no where?

Fever?: Hard to tell without more details. First, check your temperature, this could be due to fever. If so, take acetaminophen as directed for fever. If no fever, sometimes the sweating means your fever has broken for a time but may return later, Do you have other symptoms of an acute infection? If not, have you added a new medicine or supplement? If not, and the symptoms continue, call your doc. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the cause of my excessive sweating?

Help please? What is the cause of my excessive sweating?

HYPERHIDROSIS: HYPERHIDROSIS OR EXCESSIVE sweating demands a through evaluation. A full exam and labs especially TFTS and HA1C to evaluate for diabetes. If the workup is normal, there is a topical therapy called DRYSOL. Also Botox injections are very helpful and if that fails there are surgical options as well. ...Read more

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What is the causes of constant, profuse heat and sweating?

Check thyroid state: Start with checking your thyroid function and speak with your doctor to see if there could be any possible causes. ...Read more

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What would cause me to just start sweating for no aparent reason?

What would cause me to just start sweating for no aparent reason?

Menopause: Most common cause of unexpected sweating in women is menopause or ovarian failure. Other causes of sweating would include fever, very spicy food like hot chillies, infection (particularly tuberculosis). ...Read more

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What causes excessive sweating? And what could be done to reduce it?

See a dermatologist: There is a great deal to this. Where sweating? Both sides? How much? When? Are you heavy? Athletic? Other symptoms? Any meds or herbs? Pregnant? Family sweating history? Treatment to be determined by history, exam, lab. Meanwhile there are OTC antiperspirants. Keep yourself cool and well ventilated. ...Read more

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Is it bad to not dry yourself after sweating? Does it cause pneumonia?

Cooling mechanism: Sweating is a means for the body to cool itself down during/after exercising/intense physical activity by allowing evaporation which lowers the skin temperature & helps the body regulate its temperature. It is okay to dry yourself if you are dripping with sweat, but not doing so does not harm you in any way. There is still enough moisture on your skin for cooling to continue via evaporation. ...Read more

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What could cause excessive night sweating if this was never a problem before?

What could cause excessive night sweating if this was never a problem before?

Several things: Night sweats can be caused by menopause, certain medications, or more serious things like autoimmune disease, infections, or cancer (leukemia, lymphoma, and others). If night sweats are drenching (ie your sheets are soaked, you have to change clothes) and you aren't a woman near menopause, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I always feel freezing cold but never stop sweating. What can cause these chills?

I always feel freezing cold but never stop sweating. What can cause these chills?

Sweating will cool u: You may be stuck in a vicious cycle here - as sweating will cause you to feel chilled or cold. It may be that you have an autonomic problem with your sweating function. If that's true, it can be tough to treat. I would start with a neurologist and see if they can identify an autonomic nervous system problem. Depending on what they find, may determine your treatment course. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Plz tel me what is the cause of excess sweating on left side of the body? And what should I do

Plz tel me what is the cause of excess sweating on left side of the body? And what should I do

Autnomic dysfunction: Do you know it's excessive sweating on the left side & NOT lack of normal sweating on the right side? I don't have an age on you. I see you report LOW blood pressure. Depending upon your age you may have a form of autonomic dysfunction which would require testing to try & discover a cause. Then, a treatment plan can be organized. See neurologist please for testing. BTW, hormones all good? ...Read more

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Change in way you smell after sweating, never had a smell befor when sweating, possible causes?

Change in way you smell after sweating, never had a smell befor when sweating, possible causes?

Bacteria on skin: The odor associated with perspiration is from the bacteria that live naturally on your skin. When they are exposed to sweat, they multiply quickly causing the odor. Changes in sweating or odor could be related to diet (curry/garlic/coffee/alcohol), drugs, non-breathable clothes or medical conditions/dehydration. Bathe daily with antibacterial soap, use "strong" deodorant, frequent clothes change. ...Read more

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What would cause me to keep sweating, even though I am in a air conditioned room. An my sweat smells sour.

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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What causes toddlers to become "musty" without sweating a lot? And what can I do to prevent them from geting musty?

What causes toddlers to become "musty" without sweating a lot? And what can I do to prevent them from geting musty?

A good bath: Given the activity level of most children, they do tend to sweat - even if not to a noticeable degree visually. A good bath once a day or (even twice in some cases - like after sports) can make a difference. A musty smell can also come from clothing that is not dried entirely after laundering. This mildewy odor can be difficult to get rid of. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive sweating? Occurs when doing anything even just sitting in class. Not just when working out.

What can cause excessive sweating? Occurs when doing anything even just sitting in class. Not just when working out.

See your PCP: It is important to investigate and address underlying causes of the excessive sweating as it may be serious medical condition. See your PCP for consultation, tests and treatment. ...Read more