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Sweating, otherwise called perspiration, is a normal body function that helps regulate body temperature. Sweating can be caused due to hot climate, emotions like anger, fear, anxiety, eating spicy food, consuming alcohol, menopause, and certain medicines. Excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be a sign of some underlying health condition.

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Why is there sweating with black spots in vision in a pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 weeks 5 days pregnant. Yesterday I started feeling hot, sweating and started getting black spots in my vision. Then I felt like I was gonna pass out. I was at work during this and went to sit down. I had water and I felt better. I have a slight lightheaded feeling today and I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Getting dizzy in a second trimester (after 20 weeks) of pregnancy is a normal phenomenon as pregnancy hormones especially Progesterone results in vasodilation of blood vessels and pooling of blood in lower limbs after prolonged standing or sitting. So do not worry ab...  Read Full »

I feel heavy in my body and exhausted even if I sleep. Could this be Hashimoto disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old, and I have been struggling with many things since I was a kid. I always feel tired. I have been depressed since I was 13 years old. Even today, I am struggling with sleep. Learning new things for me is hard. I keep forgetting over and over. When it is hot, sometimes...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You may have major depressive disorder but not any thyroid disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for your depression. It would help if you try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. You should do exercise...  Read Full »

Will medications along with CBT help cure my social anxiety permanently?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old male. I have problems with physical symptoms of social anxiety (mainly sweating, trembling, cold hands, and a lump in the throat).My questions are:1. Would psychopharmacological treatments, such as SSRIs and Beta-Blockers, be effective in treating these symptoms?2. Do...  Read Full »

Dr. Anantha Kalyan D

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concerns regarding your health, Before answering your question, I just want to know whether the psychiatrist diagnosed you with social anxiety? Anxiety symptoms belong to a very broad spectrum in which other conditions also have anxiety symptoms. I ...  Read Full »

Sweating and anxiety when wall light flickers. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,Did I possibly experience an electrical shock without feeling a “shock”? I was standing inside, and I kind of sat against the wall on a metal windowsill for about ten minutes, and when I stopped leaning against it, the lights in the room flickered. Could this just have been a coinci...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. No, it is not due to electric shock. It is just anxiety. When there is an electric shock, there is always an injury to body parts, and marks are seen. Hope this has answered your query. Kind regards.  Read Full »

I have recently developed flat pink dots on my chest that do not hurt or itch. What are these?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently developed flat pink dots on my chest that do not hurt or itch. I have attached a photo of the same. They came after a heavy weekend of drinking and probably the worst hangover I have ever had. The night before the hangover, I had my shirt off for a good time and was out...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post and image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which you have posted. You have acute onset maculopapular rash, with no other associated symptom like fever, cough, body aches, etc. Any maculopapular rash in adults with no above me...  Read Full »

Does HIV cause low WBC?

Query: Hi doctor, I apologize at the beginning of the long description (just trying to be more descriptive to get the right answer). I am a 35-year-old male who had unprotected sex eight months back. I had no symptoms at all, but the next month I started to have some fears about HIV, so I had an Instant HI...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The answers to your queries are: It is not an unusual scenario to see a more extended time clearing candidal infection in normal healthy individuals. For your present infection, I suggest taking, Tablet Flucon (Fluconazole)150 mg once a day for ten days regularly. This sh...  Read Full »

I am having sweaty palms and light sensitivity after Delsym. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a terrible cough for weeks due to the flu. I decided to try Delsym 12 hour cough. It helped immensely, but the second day when I had it, I noticed a bit of restlessness and light sensitivity. I waited to take another dose and when I did take another dose, I took half of the re...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahwish Dildar Abbasi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear about what you are going through. Basically from your history, you might be suffering from what is known as serotonin syndrome. It is a rare but possible condition that can occur when Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) is taken together with Dextromethorphan (Del...  Read Full »

How do I ease my anxiety and feeling of being judged?

Query: Hi doctor, I have anxiety that is affecting my everyday life. I get panic, feel sick and start sweating. I do not go out and work from home but I still get panic and start feeling really sick. I feel like I am being watched and judged all the time. I do not like talking to strangers or speaking on t...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! I can understand your concern. I would suggest you few things like, Avoid stress and tension, and be relaxed and calm. Do not think too much about it. Divert your mind from this. Do not pay much attention to these symptoms. I would also...  Read Full »

How to handle underarm odor?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had this underarm odor for four months. I do not know why I have this. I always take a bath every day. When I sweat, my underarm stinks. I used Rexona as my antiperspirant but when I found out that I have an underarm odor, I changed to Nivea. I also tried some home remedies like...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bad odor is due to the presence of microorganisms in the axilla. I would suggest using an antiperspirant containing Aluminium hexahydrate chloride like Aldry lotion in the underarms at night followed by a bath in the morning. Also, use an antibacterial cream containing Fu...  Read Full »

I have extreme body odor. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a healthy male. My weight is 251.32 Ibs and height is 5'7". I am suffering from extreme body odor. Body odor starts few minutes after I take bath, especially from my underarms. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your problem. Let me explain the cause and treatment. Excessive sweating is always associated with armpit odor. It can be due to hormones and bacterial reaction. Obesity, diabetes, thyroid, etc., also will cause this. As you are overweight must check...  Read Full »

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