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Can the acne on my back be caused by my night sweats?

Can the acne on my back be caused by my night sweats?

No, but...: I am more concerned about why you are having night sweats in the first place; this is something you will want to talk about with your physician. If the acne is in fact miliaria (a different skin disease that may feature little putules), this is caused by dampness, and acne can get slightly worse on such skin. Today's rx's can handle almost all acne -- again, your physician can help. ...Read more

Sweating At Night (Definition)

Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more


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Since june, have bad acne, night sweats, and vaginal fissures. Went through divorce this summer, started generess last year. Possible causes?

Could be: Stress can do unbelievable things and create a problem out of nowhere. If you have been feeling like this for awhile then I would recommend going to see a doctor so that they can help you with your symptoms. In the meantime drink plenty of water and try and do activities that can relieve your stress. ...Read more

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I just started cabergoline for elevated prolactin, but im on bc pills, so how will this effect my hormones? I suffer from anxiety, night sweats, acne.

I just started cabergoline for elevated prolactin, but im on bc pills, so how will this effect my hormones? I suffer from anxiety, night sweats, acne.

It won't: Cabergoline will decrease prolactin levels but will not affect you estrogen and Progesterone because of the birth control you take. If you are having sx of night sweats, anxiety or acne there may be some other problem. Often birthcontrol will help adult acne in women depending on the formulation. ...Read more

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I'm on bc pills, (6 months) 0.35 mcg of estrogen in pills, so why am I still having night sweats, acne and insomnia? All blood work and thyroid normal

I'm on bc pills, (6 months) 0.35 mcg of estrogen in pills, so why am I still having night sweats, acne and insomnia? All blood work and thyroid normal

BCPs: Most bcps help acne by increasing a protein that binds to testosterone and in effect hides it from the body. You may need a less androgenic Progesterone bcp to better control this. The night sweats should not occur if caused by perimenopause because the estrogen in bcps replaces the deficiency associated with this. If night sweats only occur during your menses week, then only take active pills. ...Read more

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50yr old female experiencing irregular periods, increased night sweats, insomnia, acne, bloat. Began Prometrium. How much time do I give it?

50yr old female experiencing irregular periods, increased night sweats, insomnia, acne, bloat. Began Prometrium. How much time do I give it?

Give it before...?: Are pelvic exam findings normal - no ovarian cysts?
Is urine pregnancy test negative?
Is thyroid function normal?
Is FSH elevated (impending menopause)?
How is your prometrium prescribed - every day or only a few days a month?
Based on your question, sounds like you might be perimenopausal. Prometrium doesn't correct all the symptoms and may only help with irregular bleeding (should w/in month) ...Read more

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Why lymphoma can cause sweating at night?

Why lymphoma can cause sweating at night?

B symptoms: B symptoms refer to systemic symptoms of fever, night sweats, and weight loss which can be associated with both hodgkin's lymphoma and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. The presence or absence of b symptoms has prognostic significance and is reflected in the staging of these lymphomas. Similar systemic symptoms can be found in non-cancerous states such as tuberculosis and various inflamm or rheumatologic dz. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Please give me as much advice. I'm going on holiday in a hot country which means I'm gonna be sweating. And I heard sweating may cause acne. Help?

Please give me as much advice. I'm going on holiday in a hot country which means I'm gonna be sweating. And I heard sweating may cause acne. Help?

Enjoy your trip: If you are reasonably concerned with acne, based on your personal history (sweating's not really the cause but can make it flare), pack some benzoyl peroxide and use it prophylactically. ...Read more

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Does sweating from working out cause clogged pores, resulting in acne?

No: Actually working out reduces strrss and improves circulation and aeration to the skin which should not make acne worse. ...Read more

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Can constant sweating from living in a hot and humid climate cause acne to worsen, particularly on the forehead? I'm really depressed because of it.

Can constant sweating from living in a hot and humid climate cause acne to worsen, particularly on the forehead? I'm really depressed because of it.

Serious Rx: The cause isn't the issue. All acne is manageable if you're willing to take scientific treatment. Get yoruself some topical benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated; start with 5%. You're a 25 year old man and have a duty to yourself and others to clear something like this up before it 'makes you depressed' and ineffective in the rest of your life. See your physician if this doesn't clear you. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the bones of the pelvis? It feels very much like a flu pain but in bone. Also lethargy, and I bruise easy. Sweating at night too

What causes pain in the bones of the pelvis? It feels very much like a flu pain but in bone. Also lethargy, and I bruise easy. Sweating at night too

Symptoms: Your symptoms are concerning. There is a variety of medical conditions that can cause such symptoms, from infections to serious blood disorders. Would suggest seeing your PCP and have a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm am currently taking zytomil 10mg and doxycyline for my acne once a day. I noticed that suddenly I'm sweating a lot at night. Is this normal?

I'm am currently taking zytomil 10mg and doxycyline for my acne once a day. I noticed that suddenly I'm sweating a lot at night. Is this normal?

Cytomel?: Cytomel is for low thyroid. If you are taking it with a normal thyroid, you may end up with an overactive thyroid condition leading to sweating, palpitation, anxiety etc. I see no reason why this is used for acne. ...Read more

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Is my extreme sweating causing more acne bcoz I sweat a lot all the time? What can help my sweatn to stop? Only sweat from chest up, neck n face.

Is my extreme sweating causing more acne bcoz I sweat a lot all the time? What can help my sweatn to stop? Only sweat from chest up, neck n face.

It may contribute..: Excessive sweating likely results in frequent/excessive wiping which can cause thickening of skin/hair follicles and subsequent development of ance. Otherwise, sweating by itself should not. If excessive, consult doc to make sure no thyroid, hormonal causes. There are some therapies to help reduce sweating. Some meds causes excessive sweating too, so get it checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had a constant variable intensity headache for 3 weeks now, am sweating at night & increased skin picking - is my 100mg Sertraline causing this?

I've had a constant variable intensity headache for 3 weeks now, am sweating at night & increased skin picking - is my 100mg Sertraline causing this?

Headache from drug?: It is possible. Common side effects of this medication include: headache, insomnia, anxiety, and rash. You should consult the dr who prescribed this drug and tell them your symptoms. It is possible you could switch to another drug with fewer side effects, if your dr recommends it. Never discontinue psych meds without discussing with your doctor first. ...Read more

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I am 34 y/o with a sudden onset of facial, chest and back acne, weight gain, dry skin and excessive sweating... What is causing this?

I am 34 y/o with a sudden onset of facial, chest and back acne, weight gain, dry skin and excessive sweating... What is causing this?

Endocrine: May be an endocrine issue: thyroid problem, pituitary tumor, polycystic ovarian syndrome etc. Ask your doctor to run a few blood tests to help figure this out. If these tests come back abnormal, see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What leads to sweating at night?

What leads to sweating at night?

Many causes: There are many causes of night sweats, including infections and hormone cycles. Check with your doctor for your specific issues. ...Read more

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Is sweating at night a sign for your menopause?

Can be: Night sweats are one of the common symptoms of menopause. Make sure your bedroom is cool before you go to sleep. If your sleep is interrupted most nights you might want to talk to your doctor about how to get relief. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my cold sweating at night?

Start here: Typically sweating, either hot or cold is a side effect from something else. I would recommend staying away from caffeine, particularly after noon. Also make sure clothing and bedsheets are loose. Typically this is not normal in premenopausal women unless caused by something else, so it is persistent, see a doctor. ...Read more

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My son wakes up sweating at night, what could be wrong?

My son wakes up sweating at night, what could be wrong?

Sweating at Night: Could just be a bad dream, but I would recommend getting this checked out by his pediatrician. This could represent a fever or infection or other serious medical condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sweating at night?

Night sweats: Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. That's a different problem! ...Read more

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Is sweating at night a sign that your fever is breaking?

Sweating: Sweating is a way that the skin. ..The largest organ cools. It can represent that you fever is breaking although it may return later without treating the cause of your fever. ...Read more

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I have been having hot and cold flashes with tiredness, last couple of days sweating. At night tired alot not eating that much?

Hot cold, sweats: Sore throat? Burning with urination? cough? diarrhea? Would follow up with doc and check for strep throat, flu or urinary tract infection as all can cause subtle fever, sweats without many other classic symptoms. Rarely could be masses, but that is rare. ...Read more

Night Sweats (Definition)

Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more


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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more