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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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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The answers to your queries are: A) 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, 1)Tablet Flucon (Fluconazole)150 mg once a day for ten days regularly...  Read Full »

What could be the causes for pneumonia, cough, and asthma attacks?

Query: I would like to ask, if this is correct: Here in my country, there's a belief that if you dried your sweat at the back you can have Pneumonia or other lung conditions such as cough or asthma attack. I know it's not right but I don't know if my assumptions are correct. **Is it right that the dried s...  Read Full »

Dr. Jebin Abraham

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Interesting to read your thread. Asthma or pneumonia has nothing to do with sweat!. Asthma is a genetically determined condition, which is triggered by various factors. Exposure to cold, allergens etc can trigger an asthma attack in predisposed individuals. Also, exercise induced asthma is a ...  Read Full »

Why did I have profuse perspiration with nausea and mild trembling legs?

Query: Hello doctor, An episode of profuse perspiration with nausea and mild trembling legs occurred in the morning today. ECG conducted within an hour is normal. Cholesterol level is also normal. Please advice further course of action required. The other tests performed were lipid profile, KFT, LFT, and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you a diabetic? If yes, then these symptoms can be explained by low blood sugar. Otherwise, it seems to resemble a panic attack anxiety. For more information consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist  Read Full »

Will shaving the underarm help in darkness and sweating?

Query: Hello doctor, My problem is both my underarms are black in color and has a bad smell when it sweats. I did not use any medicine for underarm before. My Face is in oily type with acne spots marks. I have consulted you and you suggested me to use Yaclin facewash, Benzoyl peroxide, AC-N, for acne and ...  Read Full »

Dr. B. T. Priya


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be great if you could send pictures of your face and axilla to assess the severity. Anyway, start on tablet Azithral 250 twice a day for three days a week for three weeks. Apply Clindoxyl gel to the acne spots once a day for three hours only for two weeks. For...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for sweaty palms and feet with nausea and headache every morning?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 51 years old. I am having sweaty palms and feet every morning. I also feel nausea and headaches. What is the cause of this?  Read Full »

Dr. Arup Majumdar

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your presenting complaint, the diagnosis is migraine. Migraine headaches are a common cause of combined headache and nausea. Migraines can cause a variety of symptoms, including nausea, dizziness, sensitivity to light, and severe headache. You can make small cha...  Read Full »

When I sleep in the afternoon, I feel sick and sweaty. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old, male. I have one weird problem when I take snap at afternoon, I am feeling sick and sweaty and when I do not, I am feeling normal, what problem is this?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In afternoon especially after lunch, one tends to feel sleepy as maximum blood is diverted to the GIT hence one may feel drowsy and lethargic and weaker. But if you tide away this episode then endorphins take over and you may feel energetic and normal.  Read Full »

I am having sweaty palms, confusion and light sensitivity after taking 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 D Abbasi

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

I am sick with cough and wheeze. How to get cured?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 22 years old female, with 5'5" height and I weight 60.5 kg. I have been sick for the past seven days, and my symptoms have not seemed to have gone away. I was given antibiotics (Amoxicillin) as well. I was to know where to go from here I can tell you what my symptoms are,1. Coughin...  Read Full »

Dr. Priety

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it is evident that you have bronchial asthma. In asthma, there is reversible airway obstruction, the airway becomes swollen and narrow, and this is the reason for wheeze and cough. But coughing out on blood indicates that your lung going on for some ...  Read Full »

Are weight gain and excess sweating side effects of Escitalopram?

Query: Hello doctor, Are weight gain and increased sweating typical side effects of the medication Escitalopram (Lexapro, Cipralex)? I am asking because I gained about 6 lbs in three months and I sweat a lot but I must admit that I am a regular alcohol user. About 4 to 5 drinks on the week (evening only,...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Escitalopram is an effective antidepressant but as with any other drug, can cause some side-effects. Increased sweating (diaphoresis) is a less common side-effect and can happen with Escitalopram. Some patients experience weight gain as well but as you recognized it ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing strong and fast heartbeats with difficulty in breathing. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31-years-old male and a heavy smoker. I usually have some problems with GERD, but when I take Nexium, I feel I am suffering recently from the following symptoms. During my day, around two times, I got episodes of the following while resting. 1. Strong heartbeats. 2. Accelerated...  Read Full »

Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should curtail your smoking which is the reason for the increase in cholesterol as well as increasing your heart rate your heart and must be going very high due to stimulation of the heart by the nicotine and hydrocarbons limited by smoke the possibility of infre...  Read Full »

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