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Are persistent, but very mild night sweats (slight dampness on forehead and groin area) worrisome in the absence of other symptoms?

Are persistent, but very mild night sweats (slight dampness on forehead and groin area) worrisome in the absence of other symptoms?

Fever: Yes, worrisome. Strongly suggest you get a thermometer and document the fevers, the times they occur, your pulse and check carefully to be sure there are no other symptoms. Take this info to an infectious diseases specialist, or you can start with your family doctor and go from there. This pattern is not uncommon with TB, lymphoma and some other systemic conditions. Good luck. ...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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I have sores on my thighs and groin area from them rubbing together and sweating, what can I do to take away the swelling and pain?

I have sores on my thighs and groin area from them rubbing together and sweating, what can I do to take away the swelling and pain?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Treatment is with a mild cortisone cream plus an antifungal cream. I prescribe vytone. ...Read more

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What are causes of having poor leg circulation and excessive sweating in my groin area?

What are causes of having poor leg circulation and excessive sweating in my groin area?

Circulation: Without delay you should either go to the Emergency Room or make a quick appointment with your doctor. It may turn out not to be a big problem but you do need to find out ASAP. ...Read more

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Any recommendations on how to resolve itchy or rash like issues on upper inner thighs by groin area. This is typically worse after sweating.

Any recommendations on how to resolve itchy or rash like issues on upper inner thighs by groin area. This is typically worse after sweating.

Rash: It sounds like you may have a yeast/fungal issue going on. You need to make sure you keep you skin as dry as possible - when in a situation of sweating, use wicking clothing and change clothes frequently. You can also try an over the counter anti fungal such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). If it does not improve, get in to be seen. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I smell from my groin area overnight? Does it have to do with something with sleeping or sweating or bacteria?

Why do I smell from my groin area overnight? Does it have to do with something with sleeping or sweating or bacteria?

Groin odor: Many possibilities. Are you circumcised? If not, are you able to retract your foreskin and wash the head of your penis? Germs like dark and damp places. See doc to make sure you do not have a fungal infection. Germs like dark and damp places. Consider using anti-bacterial soap and Gold Bond powder. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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3cm swollen lymph node in groin moveable not painful, others smaller. Sharp pain in groin area, night sweats and tired. Worried...

3cm swollen lymph node in groin moveable not painful, others smaller. Sharp pain in groin area, night sweats and tired. Worried...

Any fever, wt loss: Any other lymphnodes- in neck, underarms, palpable? . s you are telling 3 cm which is a big size, if it is a node needs to be evaluated by your primary doctor. There are things in the groin which can look like lymphnodes, but not are there. Eg. Femoral hernias. Hence see your doctor and needs a biopsy if it is a node-to r/o infections-including ones TB, STD's HIV, condn-like sarcoid, lymphoma ...Read more

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Night chills occasionally. No sweating ache in groin and ribs and feels tight when take deep breath slightly what is it?

Night chills occasionally. No sweating ache in groin and ribs and feels tight when take deep breath slightly what is it?

See your doctor: Tightness in your chest with deep breathing may be asthma but this is a difficult call to make with such vague symptoms. Need more history so better see your doctor. Night chills without fever or sweating may not be anything else other than feeling cool ...Read more

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How do I cope with focal hydrosis? My groins and other parts neer anus is sweating so much that I creates a foul odor. Even im at air conditioned

How do I cope with focal hydrosis? My groins and other parts neer anus is sweating so much that I creates a foul odor. Even im at air conditioned

Ans: Yes this can be a challenge. You can try your soap and water and then powder. Try this first. If this fails you there is a possibility of sweat gland removal. ...Read more

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Can botox be used for truncal/groin sweating? Is that dangerous? What could be side effects?

Can botox be used for truncal/groin sweating? Is that dangerous? What could be side effects?

Groin hyperhidrosis: Botox can be used effectively to treat hyperhidrosis of the groin. I have a large hyperhidrosis practice and have treated patients with groin hyperhidrosis effectively with Botox for many years. The Center for Excessive Sweating was developed in 1999. Botox injections in the groin for hyerhidrosis will significantly improve your quality of life indicators. ...Read more

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How do I cope with focal hyperhidrosis? My groins and other parts neer anus is sweating so much that I creates a foul odor. Even im at air condition

How do I cope with focal hyperhidrosis? My groins and other parts neer anus is sweating so much that I creates a foul odor. Even im at air condition

Groin hyperhidrosis: If anticholinergic medications don't help, I recommend Botox injections in this area. They will relieve the sweating within 48 hours. Seek someone who has experience in treating hyperhidrosis with Botox. ...Read more

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Can a digestive infection cause sweating in the groin?

No: Typically a gastroenteritis causes fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting but not groin sweat. ..likely from fever ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve a groin rash due to sweating a lot?

What can I do to relieve a groin rash due to sweating a lot?

Several: You may need an antipersperant. You may need to use vaseline type products to avoid chaffing. You may need to use cotton underwear or other wicking or drying garments to keep dry. Maybe even go "commando". Dryness is the clue. ...Read more

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I do get big boils starts and get bigger alwats under arm area groin and under breast where it sweats?

I do get big boils starts and get bigger alwats under arm area groin and under breast where it sweats?

HS: This could be hydradenitis suppurativa. Ask your ob/gyn about this with an examination of the areas. ...Read more

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I've had 4 aunts, both grandparents, and mom all have cancers. I'm extremely tired, night sweats and have swollen lymph in groin. Could this be cancer?

I've had 4 aunts, both grandparents, and mom all have cancers. I'm extremely tired, night sweats and have swollen lymph in groin. Could this be cancer?

Swollen Lymph Nodes: There are 2 basic reasons nodes are enlarged. Infection being the most common followed by cancer. It is important to be seen by your doctor to evaluate your issues. ...Read more

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My hands feets are sticky. Sweating in groin, armpits. What causes this? I have been tested positive for HSV test....

My hands feets are sticky. Sweating in groin, armpits. What causes this? I have been tested positive for HSV test....

Not herpes: Herpes doesn't cause such symptoms. Your positive HSV test has nothing to do with it. In any case, this doesn't sound abnormal, especially if you're in a tropical area of India. But see a doctor if you remain concerned about it. ...Read more

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Its a hot day, im indoors and sweating from arm pits, hands, feet and groin. Male 22. Is it normal not to see sweat every where else?

Its a hot day, im indoors and sweating from arm pits, hands, feet and groin. Male 22. Is it normal not to see sweat every where else?

Sweating: I am not sure why you think you have a disease or a problem. Our bodies sweat for a number of reasons. What you are describing is normal and without even a small bit to worry about. It just is what it is. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes on both side of groin. No open sores or anything. Night sweats and painful swollen lymph nodes. What could this be?

Swollen lymph nodes on both side of groin. No open sores or anything. Night sweats and painful swollen lymph nodes. What could this be?

See someone: Hello -
you should see a general surgeon (or your primary care doctor) for an evaluation. He/she will examine you and determine if a biopsy is necessary. It could be nothing serious but lymphoma may need to be ruled-out. The first step is a consultation and an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Night sweats, blurred vision lasting couple seconds sevareal times aday, hard lump in groin not painful, what could it be?

Night sweats, blurred vision lasting couple seconds sevareal times aday, hard lump in groin not painful, what could it be?

Evaluation: Can be many things, from tuberculosis, infection, tumor, simple cold to anxiety. You need urgent evaluation by physician. Can be very serious or just minor abnormality. See the doctor. ...Read more

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Weight loss, then lymph nodes groin + neck (now present 3+ years), night sweats now accompanying day sweats. 2+years bloating + kidney pain too?

This can't be: Diagnosed over the internet - BUT this constellation of symptoms warrants prompt comprehensive medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Are frequent, very mild night sweats (damp forehead, groin, bend of knees) a symptom of metastatic cancer? They're not drenching, like with lymphoma.

Are frequent, very mild night sweats (damp forehead, groin, bend of knees) a symptom of metastatic cancer? They're not drenching, like with lymphoma.

No.: If you have never had cancer, it is HIGHLY unlikely that this would be the first symptom of metastatic cancer. However, it is still a symptom that warrants investigation. ...Read more

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Feel small &hard nodes in groin low grade pain. Lymph nodes in neck under 5mm in short axis. Normal cbc, esr, blood smear, no symptoms except night sweats.

Feel small &hard nodes in groin low grade pain. Lymph nodes in neck under 5mm in short axis. Normal cbc, esr, blood smear, no symptoms except night sweats.

Symptoms: No symptoms is fine except for night sweats You need to find out why.

Far more important is a visit to your doctor about your nodes. Do not put it off. May be nothing to worry about but it could also require further evaluation.

Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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I have 2 swollen lymph nodes left posterior neck, 1 groin, fevers, night sweats, weight loss, itchiness, and I'm utterly tired. What's wrong?

I have 2 swollen lymph nodes left posterior neck, 1 groin, fevers, night sweats, weight loss, itchiness, and I'm utterly tired. What's wrong?

See your doctor: Fever, weight loss, night sweats, fatigue, itcheness and enlarged lymph nodes warrant further investigation in any age group and shouldn't be ignored. The constellation of symptoms you are giving can be seen in lymphomas, infections or other systemic illness like sarcoidosis among others. Only a physician can guide you to the next step to find the cause. Please don't wait and see your doc. ...Read more

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The region or crease between ...Read more