Cold And Sweaty Extremities

Cold and sweaty extremities occur when there is a narrowing of arteries and hyperactivity of sweat glands. It is an intense physiological response to a threatening situation. The immune response may occur due to underlying conditions like heart problems, hypoglycemia, hypotension, thyroid problems, etc. This indicates that the body is preparing to fight the problem or is being affected by the problem.

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I am sexually inactive but having persistent vomiting and cold sweats. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sick for seven days with vomiting and cold sweat which has not stopped. I need a doctor's note for my job so I can have more time to become healthy again. I have not had sex in 6 months (so not pregnant). Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your problem may be due to acid peptic disease associated with infection of either the urinary tract or pelvic floor. I suggest the following. 1) Pantoprazole 40 mg tablets two times daily before food. 2) Domperi...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing excessive sweating in my extremities since childhood. Is there a permanent treatment for this?

Query: Hi doctor, I experience excessive sweating in my hands and feet. I have been suffering from this problem since my childhood. So I underwent the iontophoresis treatment, which is an effective but temporary treatment. Also, I am trying for a new job. So, I would like to know if there is a permanent so...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is one of the common disorders of sweat glands. It can cause trouble to the extent that one can feel embarrassed while shaking hands, and individuals usually avoid touching, lead...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from social anxiety disorder for the last 13 years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from social anxiety disorder for the last 13 years. I was also affected by social anxiety disorder when I was 6 years old. But now, when I talk to more students or teachers, my face and ears turn red. So I am using Citanew (Escitalopram) 10 mg and Paroxetine 20 mg ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. First, the medication regime you are taking is wrong and harmful. Paroxetin and Escitalopram are from the same class and have the same work. Therefore, it is wrong to take two medications at the same time. I would recommend discontinuing Ci...  Read Full »

What is the cause of widespread muscle twitching and sweaty palms?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 25 years old. What can be causing me to get widespread muscle twitching (twitches last about five seconds and go away and reoccur in different muscles minutes or hours after)? My legs and hands get shaky, and my hands get sweaty, at night, I feel like my legs are vibrating, and my hea...  Read Full »

Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read through your question and would like to suggest that you should get a number of blood tests done. The following are the tests that I would suggest. 1. Hemogram, which should include your ESR. 2. Thyroid profile to rule out any endocrinal disor...  Read Full »

Why is my father having a high fever and cold hands and feet after a long flight?

Query: Hello doctor.  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please let me know your health query. Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

I am abroad on a trip and have cold sweats, headaches, and blood in the stool. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor,I am currently abroad on a trip. Suddenly, I got cold sweats, headaches, and phlegmy coughs. I then puked and got mostly better. I just saw blood in my stool, but I feel fine now. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your question and understood your concerns. Probably, you are suffering from gastroenteritis. That has caused the vomiting and the bloody stools. It is mostly due to a protozoal infection. So, I suggest you take Flagyl two tablets three times daily ...  Read Full »

I get cold legs during sleep. Could this be Raynaud's?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female. I have a history of back spasms, disk degeneration of lower back and cervical issues. I probably had Raynaud (could hands/feet) all through life. I had an issue on lower right side sciatica type pain traveling through lower back down back of the leg to th...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First tell me, what you do and how much physical activity you have in your daily routine?  Read Full »

Are there any home remedies to control cold toes and feet with sweating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 66 years, 175 cm, 72 kg. I have diabetes from 2009 and hypothyroid from 2011. I am taking Janumet (50/500) BD and Thyronorm (75) OD. My blood sugar is 105 - 111, HbA1C 6.7. TSH is1.93 and Hb is 11.9. My lipid profile is normal. Serum creatinine is 1.16. My diabetes has been unde...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to HbA1c (Glycated hemoglobin) is still on the higher side. It should be below 6 to be normal. Do regular testing of FBS (fasting blood sugar), PPBS (postprandial blood sugar) to monitor the blood sugar levels. Coldness in feet can be due to less blood supply to feet that ...  Read Full »

Can iron deficiency cause tremors?

Query: Hi doctor, I am just wondering if it is possible to have neurological symptoms with low ferritin levels. My hemoglobin is 13, but the last check on ferritin said it was 5.3. I am suffering severe internal tremors, fatigue, cold hands and feet and weak shaking legs. My symptoms improve while on a s...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A low ferritin can cause fatigue and weakness. A full iron deficiency panel needs to be done. This includes: CBC (complete blood count) Differentials. Hemoglobin. RBC (Red blood cell). Hematocrit. RDW-CV. MCV. MCH. Serum iron. TIBC (total iron binding capacity). Satura...  Read Full »

Why are my hands and feet cold and sweaty always?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male, who weighs 200 lbs and 6 feet tall. I have been looking for my symptoms after watching a TV show. I know some things are not right with me, and I have been curious to find the cause. It could be one or more problems. Here is what is going on. I have cold hand ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Cold and sweaty hands and feet can happen in heart failure, anxiety, hyperthyroidism and shock. Numb feet, which are painful while walking can be due to neuropathy, nerve root compression at lumbosacral spine, or arterial occlusion in legs. The half closed eyelids ...  Read Full »

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