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Unusual Sweating Causes
I've been having night sweats the past week. This is unusual especially since I had a full hysterectomy 15 yrs ago. Do you know what could cause this?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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