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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What causes a sudden increase in HbA1c?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 91-year-old male diagnosed with diabetes since 1987, and I am currently on medications, Lantus insulin (Insulin glargine) 14 units OD morning, Repaglinide (Prandin) 1 mg BD before breakfast and lunch, Metformin 850 mg BD, after BF and lunch, Thyroxine 50 mcg, Losartan 50 mg, an...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.It appears that your hemoglobin A1c is high. It would not be advisable to reduce your HbA1c too much for your age, and the tight control of the blood sugar can be risky and can cause hypoglycemia. I suggest that you can increase only the insulin Lantus (Insulin glargine)...  Read Full »

What causes chest pain in people with diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 65-year-old male with type 2 diabetes mellitus for more than a year now. I do have prostate enlargement (32 gm), for which I do not take any medicine as I experienced a sudden sweating episode in the morning after I took medicine for two days. I got my electrocardiogram done so...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think your symptoms may be due to angina or anxiety. If you do not have any recent stress in your life, your sleeping pattern is fine (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and no other anxiety-related issues are better to rule out an ischemic hear...  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


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

My husband becomes nervous and sweats a lot normally. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My husband is obese with a weight of 127 kilograms. His blood pressure was 140/80 mmHg. He sweats a lot and feels hot when I do not feel it. He seems to be extremely nervous. I have some questions regarding my husband's ECG report. It takes time to get an appointment with a cardiologist an...  Read Full »

Dr. Malay Shukla


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your husband has a clinical profile with a body mass index of 35.9 kg/m2 and blood pressure around 140/80 mmHg. You have not mentioned the medications taken. He is a 40-year-old male with a history of frequent sweating. He has a history of chest pain and shortness of br...  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 ...  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 »

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