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What causes cold sweats and clammy skin?

What causes cold sweats and clammy skin?

Depends: You may have fever and be infected or you may be having anxiety or a panic attack. If it happens often you may have an anxiety syndrome. It can happen after taking drugs and this may be your wake up call to stop doing drugs. Problems that include pain such as a broken bone, anemia from blood loss, or appendicitis can also cause it. /discuss this with your doctor you may need therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Cold & clammy skin in 4 month old?

Cold & clammy skin in 4 month old?

Cold and clammy: Babies have poor temperature regulation which could give them a cold and clammy feeling. ...Read more

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My endo prescribed propranolol la 80mg to help with hyper thyroid tachycardia. Took 1 dose last night, didn't sleep and have cold clammy skin. Normal?

My endo prescribed propranolol la 80mg to help with hyper thyroid tachycardia. Took 1 dose last night, didn't sleep and have cold clammy skin. Normal?

Yes: The symptoms you described could still be from hyperthyroidism. As long as your blood pressure didn't dropped, you are ok. Talk to your doctor, you might need the adjust the dose. As long as the hyperthyroidism is also currently treated, you should feel better in time. ...Read more

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A Cold from 2 weeks ago turned into a productive cough, shortness of breath, night sweats, headache, clammy skin, no fever. Is it bronchitis?

A Cold from 2 weeks ago turned into a productive cough, shortness of breath, night sweats, headache, clammy skin, no fever. Is it bronchitis?

Or pneumonia?: Do you have a cool mist humidifier? Fill it with one bottle of hydrogen peroxide, and two bottles of water. That will give you a 1% aerosolized mist of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide kills the bugs on contact (virus or bacteria) as you breath in the mist, and breaks down into water and oxygen. You should feel better in a day or two. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms, as in fever, 101-ish body aches, clammy skin, cold sweats, headache, zero energy. I have zero cough no runny nose. Can it b flu?

Flu like symptoms, as in fever, 101-ish body aches, clammy skin, cold sweats, headache, zero energy. I have zero cough no runny nose. Can it b flu?

Infection: Sounds miserable! Many different kinds of infections produce these same flu-like symptoms but if there are no respiratory symptoms emerging by now then influenza is unlikely. Look for other possible sites of infection. ...Read more

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Does pneumonia ever go away on its own? I had a horrible cough, chills and clammy skin. I was going to go to the doctor after a few days, but the symptoms started getting better and i’m almost recovered now. Did I have pneumonia, or was it probably someth

Does pneumonia ever go away on its own? I had a horrible cough, chills and clammy skin. I was going to go to the doctor after a few days, but the symptoms started getting better and i’m almost recovered now. Did I have pneumonia, or was it probably someth

Yes: Most pneumonias are caused by viruses and they will be self limited meaning they will get better over time as your own immune system kicks in. Even bacterial pneumonias may get better without treatment, but will often respond more quickly with treatment with an appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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Noticeable Diarrhea 7x/days, 3-5x/day, abominal pain, headache, clammy skin, temperature 99.3-99.5. Nauseated, dehydrated, and feelings of weakness?

Noticeable Diarrhea 7x/days, 3-5x/day, abominal pain, headache, clammy skin, temperature 99.3-99.5. Nauseated, dehydrated, and feelings of weakness?

See a doctor: Most likely an infectious diarrhea if it's gone on that long. It could also be inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). You're now having signs of dehydration. Drink a lot of fluids like Gatorade and get checked out by a doc for lab work. You may need IV fluids and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am 36 years old I had my partial Hysterectomy at 33. I am having hot flashes, clammy skin, fatigue, vaginal dryness, mood swings. Perimenopause?

I am 36 years old I had my partial Hysterectomy at 33. I am having hot flashes, clammy skin, fatigue, vaginal dryness, mood swings. Perimenopause?

Possible: What exactly was removed? Just the uterus and cervix? Was one or both ovaries left? Sometimes even if the ovaries are left the blood supply is compromised somewhat from dividing the blood supply to the uterus. See your provider for blood work to determine if you might be in menopause or premenopause. This would mean blood work. ...Read more

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Rare Sudden Vertigo Syncope Violent clear bowel movement Rapid hot flashes Clammy skin Familial Neurologist care Possibilities? What to do at onset?

Rare Sudden Vertigo Syncope Violent clear bowel movement Rapid hot flashes Clammy skin Familial Neurologist care Possibilities? What to do at onset?

Acute Vertigo: Acute vertigo may be a form of Meniere's disase. Ask your doctor about taking a carbonic type diuretic such as Diamox (acetazolamide) or methazolamide. ...Read more

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Why do I always feel anxious/nervous (clammy hands, cold sensation throughout body)?

Why do I always feel anxious/nervous (clammy hands, cold sensation throughout body)?

Good question: It sounds like you have untreated anxiety. There are effective treatments for anxiety. Talk to your primary care or to a mental health professional to find out what might be helpful. ...Read more

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Would clammy hands and feet be because of my thyroid? My hands and feet also get really cold sometimes. Would this also be thyroid related?

Would clammy hands and feet be because of my thyroid? My hands and feet also get really cold sometimes. Would this also be thyroid related?

Can be, check w/ Dr.: The thyroid controls the thermoregulation of the body, so often when people have cold hands and feet in the dead of summer, that's a tip off! However, other things must be taken into account as well. You have a history of thyroid cancer, headache, and thyroidectomy. So make sure your thyroid panel is evaluated carefully by your doctor, and levothyroxine is optimized. ...Read more

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Very tired, tight chest, clammy hands, palpitations, bloated I have a slight cold but healthy I am only 30 what's wrong?

Very tired, tight chest, clammy hands, palpitations, bloated I have a slight cold but healthy I am only 30 what's wrong?

Cold /flu: Probably coming down with cold and mild viral syndrome. Treat with resr asprine/tylenol plenty of fluids /chicken soup ...Read more

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Started ivabradine 2.5mg and having burning sensation in chest and cold clammy hands and feet & feeling sleepy?

Started ivabradine 2.5mg and having burning sensation in chest and cold clammy hands and feet & feeling sleepy?

Call your doctor: Who prescribed the ivabradine, can be unrelated or due to another drug you are on, or due due to a drug-drug interaction, best wishes ...Read more

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Pt c/o sudden weight loss, "panic attacks, " difficulty breathing, stuffy sinuses, cold clammy hands. History of heavy etoh and htn. Wt s ds?

Pt c/o sudden weight loss, "panic attacks, " difficulty breathing, stuffy sinuses, cold clammy hands. History of heavy etoh and htn. Wt s ds?

Really?: Primary hypertension is not common (less than 10%) before age 40. Sudden weight loss is also rare. These two "facts" need to be confirmed before jumping to any conclusions. If leave out these two items, what's left is heavy alcohol, and a list of anxiety symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal tends to cause anxiety symptoms, increased blood pressure, so when did this "pt" have his/her last alcohol drink? ...Read more

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Four days after my root canal and wisdom tooth removal, I have cold and clammy hands/feet, feel general fatigue, and have heavy legs. Are they related?

Four days after my root canal and wisdom tooth removal, I have cold and clammy hands/feet, feel general fatigue, and have heavy legs. Are they related?

Perfectly normal: Your body is using energy to heal itself, so you may feel more fatigue than usual and this is perfectly normal. You also may expect swelling for 7 days and a fever of 99 degrees F to 100 degrees F. If you do not feel that you are beginning to improve after 7 days call your surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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74 year old woman with sudden abdominal pain after eating fried chicken. Clammy skin, no fever, possible causes?

74 year old woman with sudden abdominal pain after eating fried chicken. Clammy skin, no fever, possible causes?

Sudden pain: Sudden pain with greasy or fried foods can mean a gallbladder attack or pancreatitis - if the pain continues get off the computer and into a car and go to an er! ...Read more

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What could be cause of crampy abdominal pain nausea blurred vision clammy skin and blackouts?

What could be cause of crampy abdominal pain nausea blurred vision clammy skin and blackouts?

Many possibilities: See a doctor. This requires more history, physical exam and possibly labs. Sounds as if you may be quite ill and hope you get help and are better soon. ...Read more