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What can cause chronic sweating even when just sitting still in an other wise healthy 23 year old woman? It seems worse on my face

What can cause chronic sweating even when just sitting still in an other wise healthy 23 year old woman? It seems worse on my face

Hyperhydrosis: Hyperhydrosis comes to mind. Maybe even hyperthyroidism. But it would be best evaluated by physical exam. Have a doctors or mid level provider examine you. ...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 been expericing hot flashes with heavy sweats. These come on suddenly and I have just been sitting still.

I have been expericing hot flashes with heavy sweats. These come on suddenly and I have just been sitting still.

Peri-menopause?: Without additional information or an exam, difficult to say or limit differential, but with key assumption of good general health, might be wise to see your gyn for check & symptom control options. ...Read more

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How can someone be sweating and still be cold?

How can someone be sweating and still be cold?

Clammy: Here is an article that goes over possible reasons: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003216.Htm. ...Read more

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I have been feeling really strange I have my air own but im still hot and sweating what could be wrong with me?

I have been feeling really strange I have my air own but im still hot and sweating what could be wrong with me?

Thyroid or Menopause: If you are female and about 50 years old, menopause could be causing "hot flashes". Thyroid problems are also a common cause of strange feelings like your describing. This is something best checked by your doctor, likely with some simple blood tests! ...Read more

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Why do I sweat a lot, I live in a city by the beach but even in cloudy days im still sweating? .Help, it's embarasing!

Some people...: ....Sweat a lot and very easily. Some people sweat less. It's simply who you are and how your body works. Whether or not it's cloudy doesn't matter. What matters is how your body responds to warmth. Sweating is how the body cools itself...It's the body's air conditioner, so to speak. ...Read more

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I'm a 42 yo woman, why am I so hot at night? Covers off, fan, still sweating. Nothing during the day at all. Too young for obvious answer?

I'm a 42 yo woman, why am I so hot at night? Covers off, fan, still sweating. Nothing during the day at all. Too young for obvious answer?

Too hot or too young: Believe me, one of my daughters is 42 and still wonderful as no doubt you are.

Being hot at night could be from a variety of things - nothing to worry too much about.

That said, please set up an appointment with your primary doctor to make sure there is nothing major wrong. ...Read more

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Will I still have a sweating problem after botox?

Nope the opposite: No. Botulinum toxin is used to diminish stimulation of sweat glands. ...Read more

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Why do I sweat a lot? I'm just sitting down and I start sweating bad in armpits

Why do I sweat a lot? I'm just sitting down and I start sweating bad in armpits

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is the condition characterized by abnormally increased sweating/perspiration. The cause of primary hyperhidrosis is unknown, although some physicians claim it is caused by sympathetic over-activity. Stress has also been a possible cause. There are medications that can help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After I work out, my skin gets cold to the touch but I am still sweating. Is this normal?

After I work out, my skin gets cold to the touch but I am still sweating. Is this normal?

Yes: When you exercise, and perspire, the skin becomes cold because of evaporation of sweat. ...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

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I sweat a lot but still I don't lose weight!!! is sweating a lot risky being fat??

I sweat a lot but still I don't lose weight!!! is sweating a lot risky being fat??

No...but: May indicate deconditioning or underlying medical issues: see a physician and consult a personal trainer before undertaking further exertion. Perspiration is one of the ways the body will cool down during and after exercise; however, may be related to other issues. ...Read more

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How can I fix my sweating and body odor problem? (still there even when I wear deodorant)

How can I fix my sweating and body odor problem? (still there even when I wear deodorant)

Botox or drysol: Two medications can be helpful for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). One is drysol. This is a prescription antiperspirant, that can be used along the armpits every other day to every third day to control sweating. Another option is botox. This would comprise of several injections along the armpits. Botox injections can last for 6 months, and keep the affected area relatively dry. ...Read more

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Why am I sweating while im dreaming? I have two fans in my room but still sweating. I be soaking wet when I wake up.

Why am I sweating while im dreaming? I have two fans in my room but still sweating. I be soaking wet when I wake up.

Night time sweating: I suggest talking to your Doctor about sleep apnea as it is a common cause of sweating. Thyroid and some other metabolic disorders can also cause excessive sweating. ...Read more

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Was sitting outside with jacket on a very hot day. Nw waking up really hot bt NT sweating. Body is hard to cool down during day. Sleep wth fan on. Why?

Was sitting outside with jacket on a very hot day. Nw waking up really hot bt NT sweating. Body is hard to cool down during day. Sleep wth fan on. Why?

Please go to ER: Symptoms you describe could be heat stroke which needs to be treated immediately otherwise internal damage due to high temperature may occur. ...Read more

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Cold to the touch on forehead but still sweating 95 degrees outside what does that mean?

Cold to the touch on forehead but still sweating 95 degrees outside what does that mean?

Meaningless measure: Touching your forehead for temperature measurement is faulty and apoor indicator of your body temperature. ...Read more

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I was born without a thyroid and I am sweating all the time, even when I am sitting be the air conditioner. Always hot. Need help?

No thyroid: So you were born w/o thyroid & are now taking synthroid, (thyroxine) yet you're sweating all the time & are always hot. Check your TSH - it may be "normal" but not optimal for you. See if the next larger dose can alleviate your symptoms. Or perhaps you're entering early menopause. Or sweating may be due to hypoglycemia (low sugar) or angina (chest pain). Best to chat w/your doc about your concerns. ...Read more

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Lots of sweating in my armpits. I'm using clinical strength anti persperant and deodorant and it still doesn't help me what else can I try?

Prescription: For heavy sweating of underarms - avoid spicy foods & caffeine. You may use powder or absorbent pads to absorb extra moisture. It is recommended that you apply antiperspirant before retiring to bed at night and again in the morning. If these options don’t work – your dermatologist may prescribe an antiperspirant with high aluminum content. REF: http://health. Howstuffworks. Com/skin-care/underarm- ...Read more

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Weather is extremely hot. Feel comfortable in aircon room. However, feel cold in plantar, still sweating a lot. What is the cause and what should I do?

Weather is extremely hot. Feel comfortable in aircon room. However, feel cold in plantar, still sweating a lot. What is the cause and what should I do?

Hyperhidrosis: Possible inceased sweating due to the hyperactive secretions/ nerve activity

aluminum hydroxide based deodorants might help to mitigate this condition - see your general or dermatology physician. ...Read more

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I'm overheating at night and sweating. We keep the air on 60 degrees f yet I'm still hot. I'm 19 yr old male?

I'm overheating at night and sweating. We keep the air on 60 degrees f yet I'm still hot. I'm 19 yr old male?

Could be normal: That is a low temp at home to sweat in assuming you are not dresses in layers.
Do go in for ma checkup and check a few blood parameters like thyroid function test, etc.
As long as you feel well, no weight, fever or loss of appetite, this check up should help allay any fears. ...Read more

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It started of with a migraine, I'm feeling really hot but at the same time I'm shivering. And I was sweating last night but cold still.

It started of with a migraine, I'm feeling really hot but at the same time I'm shivering. And I was sweating last night but cold still.

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain, stomach nose bleeding and parasthesias are common symptoms. This condition must be professionally managed. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. ...Read more

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I'm 40 years old im sweating really bad always hot...It can be super cold and, im still hot and sweating....Also with mood swings...Is this, menopause?

I'm 40 years old im sweating really bad always hot...It can be super cold and, im still hot and sweating....Also with mood swings...Is this, menopause?

Not sure...: Go to your gynecologist. Are you still getting your period? They can do blood tests to help know if you are menopausal. If so, you might be a candidate for hormone replacement, but that requires discussion with your doctor. There are some other medical problems that could cause you to feel so hot and have increased sweating--let your doctor check you out. Good luck to you! ...Read more