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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 do I have swollen tonsils with pain, sweating, and tenderness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have swollen tonsils with pain, sweating, and tenderness in the neck for the past two days. I had a streptococcal infection and tonsillar abscess in the past.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have an acute follicular tonsillitis. Use Unasyn (Ampicillin and Sulbactam) 0.04 ounces injection every 12 hours for three days, Brufen 400 mg one tablet every 12 hours for 10 days. Unasyn 0.04 ounces tablets every 12 hours for seven days after the three days of inj...  Read Full »

I have a ringworm infection under the thigh and mouth. Advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old boy suffering from a ringworm fungal infection under the thigh and a small spot in the mouth for one month. Kindly suggest a treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history provided, Tinea corporis or ringworm infection as you have mentioned appears due to fungal infection of any area in the body due to multiple factors including contact with an infected person, sharing belongings with an infected person, excess sweat...  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 low blood sugar, but I am not diabetic. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from low blood sugar for more than six months. I have episodes of sweating, tiredness, and shaking, which are resolved when eating something sweet. After tracking my levels, it seems to be within a few hours of eating that it drops. Blood sugar can be between 48 mg/d...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You may have reactive hypoglycemia. I suggest a mixed meal test - baseline glucose, insulin, and C-peptide every 30 minutes for the next four hours after a mixed meal (usually a mix of a protein drink) or a 75-gram glucose solution. For manag...  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 »

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 »

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 »

Underarm odor making me conscious when I sweat. Please help me.

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 a sensation of bubbles surrounding mt heart upon waking up. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male who has a weight of 215 lbs and a height of 5’11. I woke up in the middle of the night with some sweating and a warm body. When I get seated it feels like all my blood just went down to my lower body but I feel better when lying on my left side. When I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I suggest you take the following measures: Continue taking the tablet Nexium (Esomeprazole) for 10 days before food, eat food early at around 7:30 to 8 pm, not later than that as it needs time for digestion, do not eat food and sleep dir...  Read Full »

How often should I wash my face in case of sensitive, acne-prone skin?

Query: Hello doctor,I typically work out in the mornings as soon as I wake up and then shower immediately after. Knowing this, should I wash my face before I work out, rinse water on it, or just workout and then wash after? I have sensitive, acne-prone skin. So, I am trying to avoid washing more than twice...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a good idea to wash your face with water before a workout to remove oil produced during sleep. Then your skin is free to breathe and secrete oil which will not be accumulated. I highly recommend it. Regards.   Read Full »

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