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

Query: Hi doctor,There is a belief that if you dried your sweat at the back, you could have pneumonia or other lung conditions such as cough or asthma attack. I know it is not right, but I do not know if my assumptions are correct. Is it right that the dried sweat at your back has nothing to do with it? It...  Read Full »

Dr. Jebin Abraham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma or pneumonia has nothing to do with sweat. Asthma is a genetically determined condition, which is triggered by various factors. For example, exposure to cold, allergens, etc., can trigger an asthma attack in predisposed individuals. Also, exercise-induced asthma ...  Read Full »

What are the reason for persistent chest pain, shortness of breath, and upper back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a potential blood clot but, a chest CT came back clear. I still have chest pain and upper back pain as well as shortness of breath. What could this be? They said it was potentially a muscular or skeletal pain but, I get pain on the left side especially. They suggested pain killer...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Any chest pain that increases with body movements such as coughing, sneezing, or picking up an object is not from the heart and is usually from the muscles surrounding the chest wall or sometimes the outer covering of the lung called pleura. ...  Read Full »

What could this sharp acute left-sided chest pain be?

Query: Hello doctor,I have acute sharp pain in my left chest under my nipple, not in the middle. It feels like a tight constricting pain. I took Asprin three hours ago. The pain comes and goes occasionally, and it goes to the left shoulder. It feels very localized. So, I am putting pressure on the spot whe...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. A proper assessment of the condition can be done if you reply to the following questions. Does this increase with deep breathing? How long does it persist? Is it for a few seconds or minutes? Sharp pain and short-lived pain is less ...  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 nor 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 some good time and wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 men...  Read Full »

What is the reason for chest pain that exaggerates standing up from a lying position for the past four days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44 year old female. From the last four days, I have a pain when I breathe in. It is felt just above my left breast, not exacerbated by lifting, but when I stand up from a lying or sitting position, it gets worse. I also have a slight ache in the left shoulder and on the top of m...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Let me tell you few important things about chest pain. Any chest pain which is increased by a movement is from the chest wall and not from the heart. A chest pain which is exaggerated by coughing, sneezing, and deep breathing is due to a prob...  Read Full »

I have anxiety and stress issues. Can it make me feel dizzy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 years old male. I have had anxiety for six years now and panic attacks from even before. I have been feeling dizzy for a week now all day, a little bit of pressure on my head. I have alternate periods of sweating and chills. I have been to the hospital a few times because I t...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Yes, anxiety could present with symptoms like dizziness, increased sweating, and negative thoughts. Anxiety causes the activation of the sympathetic nervous system and thus present with these symptoms. Sweating is one of the most common s...  Read Full »

Does prolonged steroids use worsen jock itch?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an annoying case of jock itch for ten years. It is a chronic condition for me (flare-up in summer), and I deal with it by using Abzorb powder. When I know I will sweat during walking, cycling, or working out, I apply a mixture of liquid Paraffin and Quadriderm. On days when the it...  Read Full »

Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ten years is a long time to suffer from this condition. Is it tinea cruris or only intertrigo? You have applied Quadriderm (Betamethasone, Clotrimazole, and Neomycin) for a long time. It is a steroid combination. Quadriderm, though it gives relief from the symptoms...  Read Full »

Can underarm sprays make your armpits itch?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20-year-old. I have had itchy armpits ever since I have used men underarm by the dove. When I use to spray, it starts again. I am using E45 cream. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any history of atopy? What is the nature of rash? Are there any lesions or itchy papules? Are there any annular inflammatory lesions? Is there any irritation, swelling, redness, or excess sweating? Do you use tight occlusive wear? Is there any odor? Please ans...  Read Full »

Are small vesicles near pubic hair with itching dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, Small vesicles are seen near pubic hair. Itching associated. No pus discharge is there. It is wet with clear fluid. Should I be concerned? I am attaching the image for your reference. Please give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the image shared by you (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). At this stage, it appears to be not a thing to panic about, but yes, at the same time, we must try to find out why this is happening. Did you recently start any intense exerc...  Read Full »

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

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 »

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