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Waking Drenched Sweat
I'm currently taking prednisone Zoloft (sertraline) and plaquenil and have been waking drenched in sweat should I be concerned? What do I do about it?
Cannot diagnose: Have no idea why you are on these meds or what your medical history is, but you should not be having drenching sweats. See your doctor now and make sure you have not activated latent tuberculosis or have some other serious issue. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more
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Menopause: Night sweats is a symptom of menopause. It is very common for women your age. Menopause means the cessation of menstrual periods. You will continue during the rest of your life being menopausal, however symptoms of menopause can go away. Average age of menopause in usa is 51 y/o. ...Read more
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Getting over cold w junky cough for 1 week. Waking up drenched with sweat and body temp dropping to 35.2C (room is 20C). Is that normal?
Infection.: It sounds like you are having a fever and chills, which means you are not getting over your cold, but getting worse! Get seen and treated, if necessary: you might have pneumonia. If you are taking over-the-counter meds, they can make you feel bad, too, and are proven to be of little use, and may make you worse, so stop them. ...Read more
I had a virus with a fever but have been better for a day. I am still waking up drenched in sweat. Is this normal?
Night sweats: No, this isn't "normal" -- but it still is probably just the effect of your viral infection. Drenching night sweats usually mean continuing fever that breaks during the night. But if this continues a few more days, discuss with your doctor. Maybe you have some other kind of infection rather than the virus, or in addition to it. Good luck! ...Read more
Had Stomach virus 3 days ago and last two night waking up drenched in sweat but don't know it. Why?
Seeks medical attent: You shouldn't be having lits of night sweats. See your doctor for further eval ...Read more
The last week I have been waking up in middle of night drenched in sweat. What could be causing this. Should I worry? Soakin wet! Thanks...
It is concerning...: Night sweats often occcur when one has a fever and the body goes through shivering or sweating as a way of cooling the body and bring down the fever. Going on for a week, the likeliest cause is an infection. Where: urinary tract, lungs, prostate in males, sinuses, viral illness; or is it a drug reaction. A careful history and physical, possibly urine and blood testing: c ur gp--best & least $$. ...Read more
I'm 16 years old and im waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat and I want to know what causes it?
Infection or Normal?: Night sweats can be normal variant in some individuals (called hyperhydrosis), but should be evaluated further by a physician if the night sweats occur regularly, interrupt sleep, or are associated by a fever or other symptoms like weight loss or focus of pain. Nights sweats can be associated with certain infections, hypoglycemia, anxiety or even hormone disorders (less common in teens). ...Read more
I'm 72 years old and have been waking up every night drenched in sweat this has been going on for 2 years what might be causing this?
Hi I'm 33 and im always waking up in the middle of the night completely drenched in sweat and I always sleep nude what going on they come and they go?
Cool the room: Our bodies drop temperature at night and one way to do so is to sweat. I might suggest cooling your room or using fewer blankets to allow your body to cool. ...Read more
For the past 10 months I've been waking up the morning with my hair drenched in sweat. I am wondering what could be causing this.
Night sweat: Night sweats has various causes. You should consider infectious process like tb, cardiac problems, blood dyscrasias, or spicy food that you migh be eating. In any case, a medical workup is in order. ...Read more
I keep waking up feeling hot and heavy head drenched in sweat. I was told by the doctors I have inflammation around my heart?
OK: You have pericarditis which is often a virus mediated inflammation in the pericardium which resolves with time and anti inflammatory medications. You should be reevaluated if the symoptoms persist or are associated with other symptoms such as weight loss, chills, or if you have been exposed to tb, etc. ...Read more
I have been waking up to headaches on between my eyes and in the middle of my forehead in the morning. I also wake up drenched in sweat with my face swollen.
I have recently been waking up sweaty at night, I also feel flushed. I read on the internet it can be a sign of cancer... but I am not waking up with "drenching" sweats. More like just very clammy... what could it be?
Not sure what to mak: I can not make much about it from what you have told me. Internet information is often misleading, so avoid getting into it unless you have some medical background. If you are feeling unwell (loss of appetite or weight loss), you should have a medical check up, just to be sure that all is well. ...Read more
Night sweats: Because you are developing fevers late in the evening and sweating is one of the body's ways of lowering the body temperature. You need to see a doctor and find out why this is occurring. Tuberculosis is the classic cause of night sweats, but there are numerous other possibilities. Make a list of all your symptoms and their associations and take it with you to an infectious diseases expert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Night sweats: Unfortunately a lot of different medical conditions can have night sweats as part of their profile. But, many of them can be very serious, even life threatening. Please go see your physician for a thorough evaluation soon! ...Read more