Cold Clammy Hands Sweat

Do you have problems with clammy hands? Do your hands start sweating at the worst possible times, even in cold temperatures? Although this problem isn't harmful or painful, it can still cause a lot of embarrassment. It can be very aggravating for your hands to start sweating whenever you're at work, in school, hanging out with friends, shopping, etc.

The good news is that you're not alone. There are also things you can do to prevent clammy hands! Before you try stopping the problem, though, you need to learn about the causes. There could be a number of causes - some of which are more difficult to treat than others. Excessive sweating occurs due to hyperactive nerves sending signals to sweat glands. If something stimulates the hyperactive nerves, then a lot of sweat is going to be triggered.

Here are some common causes of clammy hands:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Menopause
  • Leukemia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Artery diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Poor diet and lifestyle habits
  • Lack of good hygiene
  • Use of certain medications

If you're currently being treated for any of these medical conditions, continuing with the treatment will eventually help with the clammy hands problem. If you suspect that the cause of excessive sweating is a side effect of certain medications, tell your doctor your concerns. You may be able to control the sweat by eating a healthier diet and taking better care of yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Strange seizure-like episode, lost eye-hand coordination, cold/clammy hands?
    I smelled ammonia and heard ringing sounds when neither were there. About two hours later, I was playing a word game online. Suddenly, my eyes and brain couldn't work together. I'm usually very good at spelling but suddenly I couldn't spell correctly. Then the palms of both hands got ice cold and clammy. I was sweating elsewhere with normal temperature. My heart rate became irregular but slow. I have a slow heart rate as it is. It sped up after that to 60, fast for me. Then it went back down to the 50s and I felt strange. I felt as if I'd keel over. I had photosensitivity, as in I didn't like looking at my computer screen, but no headache. I grabbed some aspirin and took 4 baby ones thinking this was something to do with my heart because of the irregular heart beat. I had some heart pain afterwards.

    Several hours later I had an occipital pressure, back of head.

    I have difficult to control Hashimoto's. I've never had a seizure. Today the shower water hurt my head.

    • ANSWER:
      As a registered nurse my advice to you is to call your physician and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. It could be related to your heart, or something else entirely.

  2. QUESTION:
    I get cold, clammy hands when I meet with business clients, please help with any advice?
    Whenever I have to meet with a client, my hands usually get cold and clammy and sometimes as the meeting progresses my forward starts to sweat pretty badly too and I have to wipe it with a paper towel so it won't drip. I know I must have some sort of anxiety disorder and I am on Lexapro 20mg/day plus I am seeing a therapist once a week to try to fix my problems in my head. I am really looking for some tips or tricks to try to avoid this from happening. The worst part is anticipating the handshake at the beginning and end of each meeting.

    Please if anyone else has a similar experience, please share with me so I won't feel so alone with this problem, even if you don't have any advice, just knowing that others experience this might help.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of sweaty/cold/clammy hands?Help!?
    I really need to stop my hands from being too sweaty and freezing cold for no reason!! I have a dance rehearsal in a few days and i need to know what to do so my hands are normal while i dance with guys...also tips on sweating under my arms? i can barely lift my arms to dance with out being embarrassed.please help!

    • ANSWER:
      soak them in lemon juice for 5 min!
      believe me, it works wonders :D

  4. QUESTION:
    Why are my hands clammy all the time?
    I'm always hot. There are very few occasions when I'm cold. Me being hot all the time leads to sweating. My hands sweat all the time, even if I don't feel hot. And today I was actually cold, but my hands were still sweating a lot!!

    Can anyone tell me why my hands are clammy all the time? And why I'm hot all the time?

    I'm 16.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not real sure what to tell you to do. Have you tried hand creams or even baby powder after you take a shower? Is this a reoccurring problem? Maybe it's just the heat and humid weather that we have right now.

      Check this out:
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgbW4jt_Tw.zxEQoZqXO7GYjzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20071016115959AAJs943

  5. QUESTION:
    Why are my hands always cold?
    A LOT of people have been telling me that I have cold hands. I used to wish for cold hands because I'd prefer that other than having sweaty warm hands. This was 2 years ago though..

    My friends would all flinch when I touched them last year, and they always said my hands were so cold. I'm 14 right now and I do indeed know that I have cold hands. When I get fearful and have breakdowns, my whole body goes into a heat lock down and I become cold. I went to a doctor about it and she told me to just relax and not be afraid of certain things. I was told that I was all cold and clammy.

    Last year, my hands would not be totally blue but a small formation of it. However, my fingernails were always a purple kind of blue. I did research online before and it sounded similar to Ray Nodes Syndrome but not entirely.. Also, low blood pressure/poor circulation was another option that made sense.

    I do indeed exercise regularly although I haven't for about a month since its been really cold and I get sick easily. All I do for exercise is skate for about 2 hours or jog a while. When i do skate (cold whether/not too much), my hands would get all pink sweaty and swollen.

    As of now, my hands are cold and its bothering me. My arm pits get cold sweat and its hard to warm up. More importantly,its hard to warm up underneath my bed covers when I sleep.

    Thanks for reading!

    • ANSWER:
      When we get very anxious, our nervous sysem can make us feel either extremely cold or hot. Also, hypothyroidism can cause cold hands w/Raynaud's Syndrome also causing the blue color. I know b/c I have Hypothyroidism and Raynauds. However, you are a bit young for hypothroidism but you never know. A simple blood test by the dr. will let you know if your thyroid is working correctly. If it isn't, and it is underactive (hypo) then "synthroid" will be prescribed.

  6. QUESTION:
    My boyfriend suffers from clammy hands and shakes all the time but sometimes he would have a few other symtoms?
    the symptoms are cold sweats, shakes become more severe, slowed heart rate and dizziness these spells generally come at night and last 5-10 mins. Really worried can anyone help?
    No he hasnt anything to feel guilty about...these are not new symptoms he has had them since he was young and suffered from blackouts and dizziness. He constantly has the shakes and the clammy hands, but these spells dont happen too often but are scary when they do.

    • ANSWER:
      Classic symptoms brought on by the feeling of guilt

      Has he done anything bad recently?

  7. QUESTION:
    why are my hands constantly sweating?
    i have really sweaty hands, and i don't know what to do. guys don't want to hold my sweaty clammy cold hands, and they're always wet! i don't know what to do. please help!

    • ANSWER:
      see a dermatolgist.. they have a lotion that you could use.. or get botox injection into your hands

  8. QUESTION:
    what do i do about my clammy hands?
    my hands are usually soft and nice, but sometimes for no reason, and i dont think its stress related, my hands get all cold and clammy and nasty...and its not just a little sweaty...i cant write on paper sometimes because i leave wet marks on it or it will stick to my hand!!! when i hold on to railings on the subway, i leave DROPS of sweat behind and then im embarrassed to move my hand and expose the wetness on the railing to other people...its so embarrassing!!!!! and this usually doesnt happen at home...usually at school in the morning it would start....

    also...when im anxious...or when a cute guy is flirting with me, my heart races and my palms get sweaty and worse still...MY UPPER LIP starts sweating!!!!! then i have to think of casual ways to wipe the sweat off with my sleeve before they can see the sweatyness!!! im sure they know its there tho! im so paranoid!!!

    what do i do about this!!! whenever i show the docter, my hands are dry!!!!! lmaooooo...so shes no help!!!!

    does anyone know anything????

    • ANSWER:
      it actually is possible that u have something called hyperhidrosis. heres some info on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperhidrosis

  9. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of clammy hands?
    k so i tend to get sweaty hands a lot.
    like during sports, during like writing in school, etc
    anyways, last night i went to the movies with this girl and although my hands where extremely cold, they were also sweating alot and i didnt want to hold her hand or anything because mine were gross
    is their anything i can do to prevent the sweaty hands?
    ive had passed expeirences where people dont want to touch my hand because there so sweaty.
    tips would be greatly appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      First tip:
      if you want to hold a girls hand don't not hold it.....if you're nervous about your clammy palms, tell her. If its a big deal for her then shes not the one.
      Second tip:
      try powder, like baby powder or shower to shower, gold bond....there are a bunch of powders for perspiration.
      Third tip:
      carry tissue with you...or napkins.
      Fourth tip:
      wash your hands and dry them very good....during sports your hands will sweat.
      Last tip:
      If all else fails, cut them off...sorry i couldn't resist

  10. QUESTION:
    Clammy hands? Sweaty Pits?
    I have a sweat problem. Im guessing its from anxiety. At school I sometimes sweat and get clammy hands. I use certan dri which is working for pit sweat but what do i do about my clammy hands? They're always cold and sweaty

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not exactly sure what to do about clammy hands but if it's as bad as you say it is then try seeing a doctor of physician about it. it may be embarassing to talk to them about but they should know what to do. I Hope things dry up!

  11. QUESTION:
    Would you mind helping me with some description?
    Hi,
    I'm writing a narrative (well... attempting) and the protagonist is about to go speak in front of a large group of people, but she has a massive fear of public speaking. So, would anyone mind helping me describe how she'd be feeling. I have the whole story written except this part, anyway, so far I've thrown in details like clammy hands, cold sweat, tight throat, and uneasy stomach. But whenever I try to write it out it sounds forced, so I've turned to Yahoo!. Thank you all so much for answering.

    :D

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm, well I don't want to write it for you. Besides that I doubt thats what you would want anyway. Possibly something about all the eyes on the main character, how they can feel every move they make being watched. Something about thoughts would be included like, trying to remember their thoughts what to say.
      Does the character have any past experiences that would led to a fear of the stage? Or even any positive experiences? They could remember a different speech they made and how it went perfectly well, that they shouldn't be nervous. Or maybe they once messed up their lines in a school play, or threw up on stage and their previous experience evokes fear now.
      Can they see people in the audience (like their Mom or best friend smiling them on encouragingly), or are the lights to bright? Simple things like that I would think I would add.
      Good luck, I hope I helped. And thanks for answering my question earlier. (:

  12. QUESTION:
    Hands and Feet Sweat Constantly?
    I know this is kind of gross, but my hand, specifically my palms, and feet sweat almsot constantly. Even when it is not hot, and i am not under any stress whatsoever, my hands are practically sopping wet.

    As you would imagine, this can cause quite a few awkward social moments. Also, and this would seem to be contradictory, my hands are often very cold to the touch. So basically I've got extremely clammy hands and feet, and I was wondering why, and if there is anything I can do about it. Thanks for the help. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder which produces a lot of unhappiness. An estimated 2-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier, around the age 13 (on the average). Untreated, these problems may continue throughout life.
      Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, ruins romance, and complicates business and social interactions. Severe cases can have serious practical consequences as well, making it hard for people who suffer from it to hold a pen, grip a car steering wheel, or shake hands.
      What is the cause of hyperhidrosis?
      Although neurologic, metabolic, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause excessive sweating, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some, but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly all the time, regardless of their mood or the weather.

      Other causes:
      Alcohol
      Caffeine
      Cancer
      Certain medicines, including thyroid hormone, morphine, drugs to reduce fevers, and medicines to treat mental disorders
      Emotional or stressful situations (anxiety)
      Exercise
      Fever
      Infection
      Low blood sugar
      Menopause
      Overactive thyroid gland
      Spicy foods (known as "gustatory sweating")
      Warm temperatures
      Withdrawal from alcohol or narcotic pain killers

      What is the treatment for hyperhidrosis?
      Through a systematic evaluation of causes and triggers of excessive sweating, followed by a judicious, stepwise approach to treatment, many people with this annoying disorder can achieve good results and improved quality of life.
      The approach to treating hyperhidrosis generally proceeds as follows:
      Over-the-counter antiperspirants -- usually tried first because they are readily available. Antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride (for example, Certain-Dri) may be more effective when other antiperspirants have failed
      Prescription strength antiperspirants -- those containing aluminum chloride hexahydrate
      Iontophoresis -- a device which passes direct electricity through the skin using tap water
      Oral medications -- ones called anticholinergics which reduce sweating
      Botox (botulinum toxin) -- recently approved in the U.S. by the FDA for treating excessive axillary (underarm) sweating
      Surgery -- cervical sympathectomy, as a last resort

      Aluminum chloride hexahydrate
      When regular antiperspirants fail, as they often do, to remedy hyperhidrosis most doctors start by recommending aluminum chloride hexahydrate (Drysol), a prescription-strength version of aluminum chloride. It is applied just before bedtime seven to 10 nights in a row, then roughly once a week thereafter to maintain improvement. This treatment works reasonably well for many patients whose problem is excessive underarm sweating, but is not satisfactory for most of those with palm and sole sweating.
      The main side effect with Drysol is irritation, which can sometimes, but not always, be overcome by reducing the frequency of use or applying antiinflammatory medications such as lotions containing hydrocortisone.
      Iontophoresis
      Iontophoresis was introduced over 50 years ago as a treatment for excessive sweating. Its exact mechanism of action is still unclear. The procedure uses water to conduct an electric current to the skin which combats production of sweat. Current is applied typically for 10-20 minutes per session, initially with two to three sessions per week followed by a maintenance program of treatments at one- to three-week intervals, depending upon the patient's response. Iontophoresis treatments sound potentially painful but, in fact, they are not.
      Patients purchase devices for this treatment through a doctor's prescription. Medical insurers sometimes cover the cost.
      Oral Medications
      Oral anticholinergic medications such as glycopyrrolate (Robinul) are not commonly used for this condition, because in order to work they often produce side-effects like dry mouth and blurred vision.
      Botox
      Botulinum toxin (Botox), a muscle poison much in the news as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles, has actually been used in many areas of medicine for some time, such as in the treatment of muscle spasms, and certain types of headaches. Its latest medical niche is the treatment of excessive underarm sweating.
      Fifty (50) units of Botox are injected into roughly 20 spots in each armpit. This may produce approximately six months of relief from sweating. The injections are uncomfortable, but use of a very small injection needle makes them tolerable.
      Now that this treatment has received FDA approval, many health insurers are providing coverage for the injections and the Botox itself, which is quite costly.
      Currently, the FDA has not approved Botox for treating sweating of the palms and soles of the feet, though some physicians are administering it as an off-label use, reportedly with success. Palm injections cause more pain, requiring nerve blocks to numb the hands in order to make the injections comfortable.
      Surgery
      Thoracic sympathectomy is surgical interruption of the sympathetic nerves responsible for sweating. Sympathectomy is an operation intended to destroy part of the nerve supply to the sweat glands in the skin. The surgeon inserts a special endoscopic instrument into the chest between two ribs just below the armpit. The lung is briefly deflated to better visualize and destroy the nerves. Sympathectomy is both effective and risky. Even with newer endoscopic techniques, the complications can include excessive sweating in other parts of the body and lung and nerve problems. As many of these complications are serious and not reversible, this option is rarely used, and then only as a last resort.

  13. QUESTION:
    Cure for red clammy hands?
    My hands are almost always bright red and clammy. Its so annoying and uncomfortable. The only times my hands aren't red and clammy is when i'm in a room or outside where its below like 65 degrees. Then my hands turn sheet white and get SO cold. I was in algebra once and it was like 60 degrees in there and i handed my friend a piece of paper and when she touched my hand she swore out loud. The other day i was SOOO embarrassed when my crush was holding my hand and he pointed out how red it was (and i was already so worried my hands would sweat). Someone please help!! I need a cure for red clammy hands!

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should discuss this with your parents and then with a doctor. There is a condition called Reynaud's disease and it sounds similar to what you are describing. Raynaud's disease is more than simply having cold hands and cold feet, and it's not the same as frostbite. Signs and symptoms of Raynaud's depend on the frequency, duration and severity of the blood vessel spasms that underlie the disorder. Raynaud's disease symptoms include:

      Cold fingers and toes
      Sequence of color changes in your skin in response to cold or stress
      Numb, prickly feeling or stinging pain upon warming or relief of stress

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/raynauds-disease/DS00433/DSECTION=symptoms

  14. QUESTION:
    Question about my hands?
    I have cold, clammy hands and feet. When I get nervous they sweat really bad. Its awkward when a guy wants to hold your hand or give you a high five. I'm always embarrassed about it and I don't know what to do.
    Is there anyway to get rid of it completely?

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Panic attacks ruining my life... help?
    To start out, I'm 16 and I first started having panic attacks when I was around 12. They were generally mild, just a little bit of nausea before bedtime because I used to have horrible dreams. But my parents just divorced in January and they got worse. It literally feels like I'm dying.
    Horrible nausea (which makes me panic more because I have a irrational fear of vomitting), cold sweats, clammy hands. And they usually come out of nowhere. On the way to our lake house just this past Sunday, I had a panic attack beforehand because we would be going on twisty roads, which makes me nauseous, and I feared I would throw up. And now, for some reason, right when I get in the car I start to get a panic attack. I do affirmations, telling myself I'm panicking and I'll be fine and I'm not going to vomit.
    My diagnosis came from the school psychiatrist. I currently am not on any medication or am seeing anyone regularly. Whenever I begin to panic, I breathe deeply and tell myself I'm fine and not to panic. Sometimes it works, but sometimes it doesn't.
    This is ruining my life and I need help. Very rarely are they triggered. Most of the time they come out of nowhere and it's really incapitating. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    can i get rid of sweaty/clammy hands?
    for years i've had hands and feet that sweat very easily, even if i'm cold. is this because of too much sugar making my body damp? if cutting out sugar is the only thing i can do, does anyone have some ideas on what healthy meals there are i can eat that are easy to make, lunch/dinner type meals? maybe the sugar is irrelevent..

    • ANSWER:
      Sure. Put powder on your sweaty/clammy hands. It will help for you.... I hope....

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I stop my hands sweating?
    My hands sweat allot, it's really embarrassing. Even when I'm cold sometimes they feel clammy. I hate it. I wash my hands and stuff. I'm hygienic. But yet they still sweat allot, it's disgusting.

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem, and I have found a solution, which actually works.

      The doctor gave me pills to take to calm me down to rule out anxiety, which didn't help at all.

      He then gave me something called Driclor, it's a roll on substance placed on hands before sleep, in the morning wash it off. Repeat this for a few days, and your hands will never sweat for weeks, sometimes even longer. Then just re-apply the stuff at night and the same will happen with no sweating for weeks/months.

      Absoloutely great. Talk to your doctor, this is called hyperhidrosis.

  18. QUESTION:
    clammy hands/palms?
    my hands are always "clammy" and moist. i wash my hands throughout the day and i dont have a sweat issue or anything, but my hands are always cold and moist!

    any ideas as to why or what i can do to make it stop?

    high fives are incredibly awkward for me

    • ANSWER:
      Ask a pharmacist. Or look is drug store, there are at least a couple of over the counter products for sweating that may help with the moisture. Have you tried putting an antiperspirant on your hands?

  19. QUESTION:
    sweaty hands/palms?
    i suffer with really clammy hands permantly, even when im freezing cold, my hands will still sweat. ive tried cornflour, hand creams, gloves, wiping on my trousers etc but nothing seems to work. has anyone got a home remedy that wont cost a fortune to stop this? its embarasing when you go to shake hands with someone and they get a fist full of sweat!
    cheers!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't know about a home remedy, but the GP can prescribe something. It's very common (hyperhidrosis). You could also try looking in Boots by the deodorant section, as some of these can be used on hands and feet too. If it's a severe problem you could be referred to Dermatology and they can use Botox injections -these last around 6 or so months. Stressing about it can make it worse. Good luck.

  20. QUESTION:
    I have a cold/allergies/sweaty hands?
    I have had somewhat of a sinus infection/cold for the last couple of weeks. My head symptoms are gone, and it seems to have drained into my chest, with some very light post nasal drip. My chest is lightly congested, and I'm usually coughing at night, I'm assuming because I'm laying down. I have been taking really good care of myself. I usually get sinus problems when the oak tree leaves fall which is twice a year in my area.
    Anyway, for the last couple of days my hands have been sweating and clammy.
    Anyone know what may be causing this?

    • ANSWER:
      You're worried about being sick plus any time your sick your metabolism changes which can cause a lot of things like poor circulation. This can cause the wet clammy feeling of your hands.

  21. QUESTION:
    I have clammy hands....do guys care?
    are there any treatments to excessive body sweat? I get on mostly underarms and hands for sure. I am 14 female...is there anyway to grow out of it? It's frustrating and even when I have my hands on my jean legs for like three minutes they are cold because my hands are moist. And sometimes I'll just be sitting in my car and it's normal temperature and I can feel sweat roll down my arm. it is THE worst

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly?

      I dated with a girl with clammy hands. Her hands would always be cold, and she would complain about it too. I actually made a joke about it every time she brought it up, simply because it didn't matter to me; apparently it was a big deal to her. If the guy likes you, he'll accept you and your clammy hands and mark it up as a silly little thing. If a guy makes a deal about it, find someone else.

  22. QUESTION:
    Im not sure if I get anxiety attacks, im 14? Please help?
    Ill try make this short as possible but lately I've been under alot fo pressure and quite stressed. I did some research and I googled: "what are the signs of an anxiety attack"
    (Now I've put an [x] next to all the ones that have happend to me in the past week)

    This is copied and pasted from health.com

    Physical symptoms of anxiety include:

    [x]Trembling, twitching, or shaking.
    [x]Feeling of fullness in the throat or chest.
    Breathlessness or rapid heartbeat.
    [x]Lightheadedness or dizziness.
    Sweating or cold, clammy hands.
    Feeling jumpy.
    [x]Muscle tension, aches, or soreness (myalgias).
    [x]tiredness.
    [x]Sleep problems, such as the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, early waking, or restlessness (not feeling rested when you wake up).

    [x]Rapid breathing (hyperventilation), shortness of breath, or feeling "smothered."
    [x]A pounding or racing heart or an irregular heartbeat.
    Chest pain.
    [x]Nausea or an upset stomach.
    [x]Numbness or tingling.
    Fear that you are going to die, lose control, or "go crazy"
    Feelings of being detached from yourself or from reality.

    All the ones ive put an x next to pretty much apply to me, and have happend to me in the past week.Im a teenager, I havnt told my mum she would probably say its nothing and then id say it is and then she would say did you want to go to the doctors. But i dont want to explain with my mum listening in there.. and i dont want to tell my mum to not come in !?
    I also have been told by doctors I have a heart murmor
    and im not usually a nervous person unless it comes to guys and that

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    Adderall, caffeine and Prozac.. Did I just mess up my body?
    I had a Get Crunked energy drink at 9:00 this.. Well yesterday morning. Then I took a 20 mg adderall (quick release I believe.) then at about 10:15 I took 10 mg adderall and my 40 mg Prozac (which I take everyday). Then at 12 I chug a red bull. I snort 10 more mg of adderall. and between then and 3 I had an additional 2 red bulls.
    That comes to:
    4 energy drinks total - 432 mg caffeine
    adderall - 40 mg
    Prozac - 40 mg

    I'm a female, 17 and weigh 140.

    I experienced the cold sweats, chills, clammy hands and feet, headaches, stomach aches, and so on.

    I have another question that relates to this which would be really helpfull too because that has a big part of my question too.

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Why are my hands constantly cold and changing colors?
    I live in california, and right now even, after spring has started, its about 40 degrees in the morning and immediately when i step out of my house, my hands are so dry, theyre about to crack and bleed. Also my knuckles turn purple, and sometimes i get pinkish dots all over my hand. What's going on!! I feel really self-conscious about it. My friends have said that my hands make me look like I'm dead because their so unhealthy looking. Another thing is, my hands sometimes feel clammy, and my arm pits sweat, even when it's freezing outside! I have used many different types of lotion but none seem to last very long. I either need to be inside with a constant 70 degrees, or active for my hands to look normal. Please HELP!
    If I do have Reynaud's Phoenomenon, what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Circulation problem.

      There are medications that you can take orally. Meanwhile, keep your extremities warm.

      .

  25. QUESTION:
    why are my babies hands and feet cold and then sweaty?
    she feels cool to touch, and I keep socks on her. Yet when I take her socks off her feet sweat and feel cool or clammy

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about newborns, but since I was a toddler I've had very sweaty hands and feet due to hyperhidrosis. My hands and feet also stay very cold.
      It's not really dangerous, just more annoying than anything.

      http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_1861619583/hyperhidrosis.html

      Of course, I don't know if that's what it is, but it's just a guess.

  26. QUESTION:
    sweaty feet and hands 24/7?
    ok so im 15 and a girl and ever since i was a baby ive always have sweaty hands and feet it will be so cold out and they are always clammy and my hands and feet will be cold but i have like a cold sweat it drives me crazy...i tried powder and lotion but my hands and feet r just sweaty again in like 2 minutes ...anyways i can make my hands and feet not sweaty 24/7 lol please help its so uncomfortable when i do anything even holding hands with my bf :( (

    • ANSWER:
      It's called hyperhydrosis. I'm not sure what treatments are out there for hand and feet but talk to your Dr. He/she will let you know. It may be a medication.

  27. QUESTION:
    feeling extremely cold lately?
    for most of my life i have always been hot. unless it's like 20 degrees...i'm hot...i'm usually sweating unless it's just the right tempurature, and i'm comfortable. the problem is...even when i'm cold. i still sweat! my hands are usually pretty clammy even when they're ice cold. also, recently i've been getting really cold really easily...it's very confusing to me. can anyone tell me why this could be happening?
    i'm a diabetic so, trust me...i get a complete blood work up every 4 months. it runs in my family for the thyroid not to function normally. but everytime my blood work comes back...it's normal.

    • ANSWER:
      Its the same with me, swety hands and feet even when i'm freezing, but i asked a doctor and she said that i'm just like that! No reason.

  28. QUESTION:
    Why do I have sweaty palms? Any remedies?
    I'm a 14 y/o girl, and for as long as I can remember, I've had sweaty palms. I don't mean a little moisture from time to time; I have really sweaty palms almost all the time. It's embarrassing, and such a pain! I can't shake hands with people, and holding hands is something I dread doing; whenever I do either, the person looks disgusted! I go to a Catholic school, and we often have Mass during school hours. We shake hands with people, hold hands during the Our Father...But strangely, this seems to be one of the few times when I don't have a lot of sweat. It's strange, because I was reading an online article, and another person said the same thing about sweating in church. Maybe this is because church is a calming, peaceful place where I don't feel so anxious?

    As for anxiety, this definitely could be a factor. I've been diagnosed with a minor anxiety disorder, and I do worry an awful lot. Alternatively, it could have something to do with my diet. I've been a vegetarian since I was 9, and according to my aunt, who is a nutritionist, protein deficiency can cause a lot of problems, especially in teens.

    Anyway, I've had this problem for a very long time. I get cold, clammy hands and feet all the time. It's strange, because I'll be doing something, and then all of a sudden, I realize that my hands aren't sweating; but right then, they'll start sweating again!

    Does anyone know of any cures/remedies? Or might anyone know some of the causes of this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not a doctor, but you sound like me. I've had sweaty palms for my entire life - and like you said, not clammy hands, legitimately dripping, pretty nasty stuff. (I once melted my friend's silly putty by playing with it for too long.) I don't want to downplay any of the things you said - it's totally logical that this could be related to your anxiety. But if it's almost constant, and really heavy, you might have what I have.
      It's called hyperhidrosis, which is just a fancy name for lots of (hyper) sweating (hydrosis). The best thing I can tell you to do is find a dermatologist in your area who actually is familiar with it. www.sweathelp.org is a great site to help you do this and to read about the condition more. There are treatments, but they vary depending on how much you sweat and how much you want to do to fix the problem. Surgery (not recommended because you start sweating heavily from other places to make up for your now dry hands) is an extreme option, but others include clinical strength anti-perspirants to try rubbing on your hands (you'd have to see a dermatologist, it's not just like rubbing clinical strength Dove or something), and something called Iontophoresis, which you can read more about on the site (this is my option of choice, though it's not that convenient - if you have questions about it you can sent me a msg).

      So far there doesn't seem like there's a permanant fix for this (ex, my hands are always gross when I use a computer, nothing I can do about it) but there are definitely options to help you out. Find a dermatologist and ask away! Don't stop if one dr hasn't heard of it - it's definitely out there and there are people who know about it. Good luck!!

  29. QUESTION:
    Why do I have sweaty palms? What can I do to treat/cure/control the problem?
    I'm a 14 y/o girl, and for as long as I can remember, I've had sweaty palms. I don't mean a little moisture from time to time; I have really sweaty palms almost all the time. It's embarrassing, and such a pain! I can't shake hands with people, and holding hands is something I dread doing; whenever I do either, the person looks disgusted! I go to a Catholic school, and we often have Mass during school hours. We shake hands with people, hold hands during the Our Father...But strangely, this seems to be one of the few times when I don't have a lot of sweat. It's strange, because I was reading an online article, and another person said the same thing about sweating in church. Maybe this is because church is a calming, peaceful place where I don't feel so anxious?

    As for anxiety, this definitely could be a factor. I've been diagnosed with a minor anxiety disorder, and I do worry an awful lot. Alternatively, it could have something to do with my diet. I've been a vegetarian since I was 9, and according to my aunt, who is a nutritionist, protein deficiency can cause a lot of problems, especially in teens.

    Anyway, I've had this problem for a very long time. I get cold, clammy hands and feet all the time. It's strange, because I'll be doing something, and then all of a sudden, I realize that my hands aren't sweating; but right then, they'll start sweating again!

    Does anyone know of any cures/remedies? Or might anyone know some of the causes of this problem?
    By the way, I'm going to a dance this weekend. I'm a freshman, and it'll be my first one. My boyfriend's going to be there so I'd like a remedy that will be accessible by then.

    • ANSWER:
      it could be because your anxious or stressed, as for church i think your right maybe your stress free in there so you don't sweat. im not sure how you can cure it, maybe go to a doctor and ask them because they are more likely to know about it.

      and by the way you answered my question, and the person i drew; Paloma Faith she's a singer :) and shes amazing look her up on youtube.

  30. QUESTION:
    2 month old having cold sweats?
    My daughter is 2 months old an has started having cold sweats about 2 weeks ago. Since she was about 3 weeks old she does not like to sleep on her back. She will only sleep in her swing or on her tummy. I know you are not suppose to put a infant on her tummy but this really the only way she will sleep. I am a stay at home mom and she is always in my sight. I read online that baby's who have clammy hands and don't like to sleep on there back have been associated with SIDS! I am very concerned about this an wondering what I should do.. At night she sleeps in the bed with me in her porta crib on her back. I am really afraid of her having SIDS now that I have read the material. I have a doctors apt this week and plan to talk to the doctor about it. Does anyone have any input about what this could be or what this could mean for my baby.. I am so terrified about what could happen now. Please help!!!

    Thanks,
    Mommy Me

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my God, that is so scary. I'm so sorry you are going through something that because of her sleeping preference... My son sleeps with me in a porta crib too, but he sleeps on his side. Again, I know that does not bode well for the SIDS statistics, but it's the only way HE will fall asleep and STAY asleep. He also had clammy hands - I found out it was because initially (when he was born for the first month or so) I was dressing him too warmly, and he was trying to cool off too rapidly - Once I started dressing him a little lighter, his body was still used to trying to cool off from the too hot cloths so that's why his hands got clammy.
      My suggestion is to remember that the SIDS statistics are only guidelines - It doesn't mean that if your daughter has one or more of the commonalities that she will become a victim. If you are near her every time she sleeps, under your watchful loving eyes, she will be okay at the very least until your appointment. Trust your instincts - If something doesn't feel right, pay close attention. Ask your hubby or friend for assistance - Try not to over worry about it, because it could happen to anyone, but more children are survivors than victims. Take a deep breath, and if you want reassurance that she's breathing and you don't want to wake her, put your face right up to hers - Your lips are the most sensitive part on your body, and feeling her breath on them will reassure you in the most wonderful way that she is very much alive. Good luck,

  31. QUESTION:
    what is vertigo and who gets it and why?
    is there a reason why people get Vertigo? today i broke out in a sweat and was very clammy hands and felt cold and shaky and dizzy.. what could it be? hospital checked me out and every was fine. ANY ONE EXPERIENCE THIS???

    • ANSWER:
      I know that you can get vertigo by a blockage in the Eustachian tube that is connected from your middle ear to the back of your throat. When it clogs it causes pressure and in turn makes you dizzy. (I have this due to allergies).

      Or it could be from having a balance disorder or multiple sclerosis.

      You might want to talk to your doctor if this vertigo is sudden and you have never had it before.

      take care.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can someone help please, sweaty hands problem!?
    hey :) !
    second Q of the day, but hey ho!
    okay, so yea i'm 15, 16 soon & i have bad sweaty hands!
    their not extremely bad like dripping, its more like, my fingertips are cold and my hands are clammy.
    & i heard that drinking tea can be a contributing factor to sweaty hands? & i drink around 2-3 cups a day, so i'm trying to reduce that now & see if it works.
    i also heard that if you put your hands in a bowl of hot water & baking soda (until the waters turbid) for 15-20 mins, then dry your hands, they stay dry & sweat free for hours, does anyone know if this is true?
    i'd also rather not take any medication for it, as i don't think its that severe, it just really bumps my confidence down
    thank you if anyone can help!
    (:

    • ANSWER:
      This is hyperhydrosis.
      You can rub bicarbonate of soda in your hands, it just soaks up some of the sweat, but sometimes medicine is the only thing you can do!
      There is an extra strong deodorant especially for this problem called Dricolor, which I'm sure you can use anywhere, I only used it on my underarms but it works more the longer you use it.
      Otherwise the doc can help more, you'll find the less you think about it the less it will happen as it's probably a subconscious nervous thing, but that probably won't help as I know how hard it is not to notice it!
      Just be glad it's not like my friend, whose hands can literally drip with sweat :s
      Hope it works out for you!

  33. QUESTION:
    how can i get my skin not to be clammy???!?
    okay so ive started to get play dough hands (like cold, clammy, wet), and ive never had them before and its been starting to bother me. it was going on for about a week and now at basketball practice instead of getting hot and sweating like i usually do my skin gets all "playdough-y" and cold and sticky (like all over: my neck, my arms, my stomach, my forehead, my hands). it bugs me and its kind of uncomfortable. should i be using like some kind of lotion or eating different foods or something?? i shower every day at least once. how can i make this stop???!?!?

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  34. QUESTION:
    Excessive white CM and cold like symptoms? What if white CM is no longer white?
    Currently TTC. At 4 DPO I had an extreme amount of pure, milky white discharge...it reminded me almost of lotion. Completely odorless. Would come in "attacks" and make me rush to the bathroom thinking AF came extremely early. Sometimes it would leak through to my pants. Same time this seemed to began, I had what seemed like cold conditions accuring, and I had the sweats, with super clammy hands. I have had menstrual like cramps for a little while now, but around 6 DPO was rough. AF isn't due until the 2nd of February. My nipples aren't tender, but do seem a little perkier and darker possibly. Could this be premature symptoms of good news?

    And if so....should the white CM have continued? Because the massive amount of white CM has slowed considerably, but there is still a lot of wet discharge (sorry TMI).

    thank you so much ladies!

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    How can I overcome my fear of Throwing Up?
    I know this seems kind of...dramatic...but whenever someone vomits- whether it be in my family or in my Homeroom Class- I have sort of a panic attack. I break out into a cold sweat and my hands get clammy. My heard speeds up and I feel on the brink of tears, along with shaking and nerves. I don't know why it terrifys me SO much, but I have been paranoid of puke since 1st Grade when a little boy...ya' know...right on my desk! Ahhh! Also, my dad told me that I can worry myself sick? Anyway, please help me on some tips how not be such a Vomit Phobic Girl!

    Thanks,

    ~MetroStationGal

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I've been suffering from the same thing since the 1st grade (I'm now 20), and I completely understand your fear. I remember when my phobia started. A little boy threw up on my lunch table and no one in my entire class moved to a different table (1st graders are made to sit together). I had to go outside and get some fresh air. Ever since then, I've suffered from it. I resist drinking at college, I was a vegetarian for a year, and I've been known to suppress nausea. It can become quite difficult and time consuming to have to keep up with this act for your entire life. I haven't entirely gotten over it myself, but I would advise professional help. Others might not think this is serious, but when it gets in the way of you having children in the future (like some sufferers have been known to do because of morning sickness), then it is no longer a childish problem, but a serious one. I hope you learn to get over this so you can move on with your life.

  36. QUESTION:
    If you think you have Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), do you have to have ALL the symptoms to be diagnosed?
    I am 15 almost 16. I have 20/25 symptoms. Here is a list of the symptoms I have according to MayoClinic:

    Intense fear of being in situations in which you don't know people
    Fear of situations in which you may be judged
    Worrying about embarrassing or humiliating yourself
    Fear that others will notice that you look anxious
    Anxiety that disrupts your daily routine, work, school or other activities
    Avoiding doing things or speaking to people out of fear of embarrassment
    Avoiding situations where you might be the center of attention
    Blushing
    Trembling or shaking
    Difficulty talking
    Shaky voice
    Confusion
    Palpitations
    Diarrhea*
    Difficulty making eye contact
    Low self-esteem
    Trouble being assertive
    Negative self-talk
    Hypersensitivity to criticism
    Poor social skills

    *I have Diarrhea frequently at home when I am not in uncomfortable social situations.

    Symptoms I do not have:*

    Profuse sweating
    Nausea
    Stomach upset
    Muscle tension
    Cold, clammy hands
    I also don't think I have ever had a panic attack.

    *I don't think I have these symptoms but I may not pay attention.

    If you wish to read more about my exact situation please read my other question (it's very long)
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgumiYh4RiwimJ6lh4_GZR_sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100827204206AAJtAOT

    If you wish to read more about the disorder
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/social-anxiety-disorder/DS00595

    Also I have been noticing these symptoms and they have been interfering with my life for a VERY long time. I just found out about this disorder yesterday so anything can help. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain, short of breath?
    *- gets worse right before, during and/or after period

    * - has been getting worse or more noticable, especially over the last month

    ALMOST CONSTANT

    *Frequent and delayed urination (15+ times/day including @ night) with a feeling of incompletion, sometimes small stream, interrupted stream or normal. Often have to hold my breath to be able to start stream.

    *Uncomfortable/weak feeling in lower abdominal area

    *Random pains (sometimes sharp sometimes dull) in lower abdominal area which sometimes radiate into hips, thighs, buttocks, accompanied by constant lower back pain (often made worse with full bladder)

    *Mood Swings

    **Anxiety

    **Fatigue, often find it very difficult to do everyday things without taking a lot of breaks

    **Cold, or frequent temperature changes

    **Nausea / Loss of appetite, sometimes after eating, or cannot eat my normal amount

    **Sensitive Skin

    *Forgetful and trouble concentrating, feel a disconnect in my brain

    *Sweating even when cold, sweaty clammy hands

    ?LOTS of headaches/migraines

    Overall bad uneasy feeling, feeling very sick, feeling afraid

    VERY FREQUENT/FREQUENT

    *Painful bowel movements, often pain in the lower abdomen, feeling of weakness when trying to push, sometimes heart will skip a beat during bowel movement and have to catch my breath

    *Gas

    **Constipation

    *Side cramps (from kidneys to top of hips)
    *Random chest pains (left breast area. sometimes right breast area, sharp, shooting), different chest pain when I wake up in the morning when I first stand (cramping? left breast area)

    *Dizziness/ Light headedness (especially when standing up, almost every time)

    *Catch myself not breathing during the day sometimes, feel as though not getting a complete breath, yawning and having to take frequent deep breaths

    *Heart Rate changes (feels as though blood pressure dropping and rising, especially when changing from standing to sitting or laying down, or when going to the bathroom), tingling rush in chest followed by empty feeling in lungs

    *Very aware of a strong pulse in my upper torso (visible on stomache when laying) when sitting or laying down (resting), trouble breathing when on back or stomache (feeling of pressure)

    *Feeling of lump in my throat

    *Nausea after intercourse, sometimes painful during

    ?Random sharp pains in all different places of my body

    OCCASIONAL/VARIABLE

    *Intense sharp lower abdominal pain (feels like far along labour pains) which are continuous( does not let up) and varies in length of time

    ?Tingling/numbness (lasts of a few seconds to a minute) in legs, arms, head, sometimes with small pulsing pains, or weakness

    ?Extremely painful gas trapped underneath rib cage area (rarely, used to happen frequently before pregnancy)

    I have been to the hospital twice. Blood tests and urine tests showed no infection. Lower abdominal ultrasound looked normal. Right now having hard pain right below my belly button, doesnt feel hard but if i press i feel dizzy?

    • ANSWER:
      Is there a different hospital in your area you can go to? Or see the help of an internalist doctor. They specialize in internal medicine. They can also be family doctors who specialize in internal meds. Switch up and find new doctors to help you or go to a new hospital. Your info was very descriptive I would print your question so the doc/hosp. can have this pertinent info.

  38. QUESTION:
    Could I have hypoglycemia?
    My body reacts strangely to sugar. I'm not a big sugar fan and when I do consume a good amount (ie. energy drinks, coffee), my body reacts strangely. Instead of getting hyper like most people, my body shuts down.

    Here are the symptoms I get after consuming sugar:
    Fatigue
    Nausea
    Shaky and clammy hand
    Dull, throbbing headache
    Cold sweat
    Faster, pounding heart rate

    Is this just a body's normal reaction to having more sugar or could it possibly be something else? Thanks for any ideas :)

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to see your doctor and have the appropriate tests run. The dietary treatment for postprandial hypoglycemia is slightly reduced carbohydrates (50% of calories), slightly increased protein (20% of calories) and six small meals per day. If you feel badly after consuming sugar, eat something high protein (cheese, meat), but please do have testing done. You may have another condition.

  39. QUESTION:
    Heart symptoms worse even with beta blocker-what is this?
    I have been on a beta blocker for a year now for tachycardia. Dr didn't investigate the cause other than doing a holter monitor and EKG several times. It was also blamed on my thyroid before they took half of it out due to nodules...none of these things fit the cause for the fast heart rate and nothing improves it (not even weight loss). The symptoms I get are heart pounding (palipitations) tingling in both hands, short of breath, clammy- like a cold sweat, confusion and extreme exhaustion. It seems to be happening more frequently too. These symptoms were not all present when I first started taking the beta blockers 1 year ago. One day last week, I forgot to take the med and this happened so I blamed it on that. The next time it happened exactly the same and I had already taken the beta blocker hours before. I also have an autoimmune disease so I thought it was yet another symptom from that but wanted to ask anyway to see if other's have the same symptoms.
    I am in the process of changing doctors because I have had it with this one. I am looking for advice from people who have experienced these symptoms and not people telling me to go back to the Dr as I have already done.

    • ANSWER:
      All of your symptoms sound like adrenal problems, or pituitary not stimulating your adrenals or overstimulating. Have you had an ACTH and cortisol test? Which autoimmune condition do you have? Did you lose weight on your own or mysteriously? Also a symptom of adrenal problems. You should see a good endocrinologist had have them do a blood workup. good luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    Weird question, but i have issues with my feet having "cold sweats"?
    So, my feet and hands are like always cold, which is normal for me at least. It is the same thing with my older sister too. Just a genetic thing. But my feet are also always sweaty. They are cold and sweaty at the same time and its weird and gross. They are clammy, you could say. So i always wear socks. Especially when like im at a guys house or something. And i dont like my feet also because since they sweat so much, they get like these little sweat bumps on them. and its gross. not attractive. does anyone know how to prevent all this or anything i could use to stop the sweating, or soothe the rash?

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  41. QUESTION:
    How do I treat dripping, pouring sweat on the right side of my face and down my left arm?
    If my heart rate increases the tiniest bit, I begin to sweat profusely on the right side of my face and head. It drips into my eyes and pools in the little dip in my neck. My left arm and hand become cold and clammy to the touch. I can't wear make up or shirts with collars. It is getting progressively worse. I can't enjoy life. I don't go out anymore. I'm afraid to get close to anyone. When I do leave the house I have to make sure I have a face towel with me at all times to soak up all the sweat and a fan for a little relief. Please help, I'm melting...only on one side.

    • ANSWER:
      A few things I would research or ask your doctor about are,

      Harlequin syndrome
      Frey syndrome
      Horners syndrome

      (I have no medical background)

  42. QUESTION:
    I sweat a lot...what's the reason and how can I stop it?
    It doesn't matter if it's freezing cold out or 100 degrees somewhere, I sweat profusely. My hands are always clammy, as well as my feet. They also get extremely cold. It's extremely ridiculous how much I sweat under my arms, too. I'm 13 years old and is there anything to help me out? I always feel so embarassed! My friends don't have this problem, and I always feel self-concious, worrying that people will notice. I have tried antiperspirant (sp?) deoderant and it has not worked. I've used secret and dove clinical protection. Help please?

    • ANSWER:
      trust me, I know how ya feel. I'm 13 too and have tried all of those deodorants. they didn't work on me either. but I've heard people talkin about certain dri, and I'm going to walmart tomorrow so I think I'm going to try that out. it's suppose to work really good! well, I hope i helped. (:

  43. QUESTION:
    Did I have a heart attack last night?
    I'm 14 years old, male, and I'm a cigarette smoker. Last night, I had this intense, squeezing, gripping pain right where my heart was and my hands and feet got real clammy and broke out in a cold sweat. I also felt light-headed and I was a little nauseated. I had a sharp pain radiating down my left arm while my chest was hurting. My heart was pounding hard and it had a few palpitations. I'm having a few heart palpitations right now. What was this?

    • ANSWER:
      When it comes to heart problems I think age should be taken out of the equation. The truth is the younger you are the more you have to demand the doctor to look at it. Since you are 14 then an adult should definitely be involved. Let them know, so they can watch out for you and get you help. There are tests that can be run to see if the heart has scarring from previous heart attacks. Take care.

  44. QUESTION:
    I think I have a disorder..?
    I dont remember ever being this shy.. I became home schooled in 2005 and have been ever since, I'm in 10th grade now.. and I think being so sheltered for almost 5 years has made me get S.A.D. (Social Anxiety Disorder) .. Theres seriously nothing on this list that doesnt happen to me.. Do you think I have it? And if I do, what can I do to get rid of it? I want to go back to public school, but Im too scared to..

    Emotional and behavioral signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder include:
    * Intense fear of being in situations in which you don't know people
    * Fear of situations in which you may be judged
    * Worrying about embarrassing or humiliating yourself
    * Fear that others will notice that you look anxious
    * Anxiety that disrupts your daily routine, work, school or other activities
    * Avoiding doing things or speaking to people out of fear of embarrassment
    * Avoiding situations where you might be the center of attention

    Physical signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder include:
    * Blushing
    * Profuse sweating
    * Trembling or shaking
    * Nausea
    * Stomach upset
    * Difficulty talking
    * Shaky voice
    * Muscle tension
    * Confusion
    * Palpitations
    * Diarrhea
    * Cold, clammy hands
    * Difficulty making eye contact
    to answer someone's question.. my brother became home schooled when he was a freshmen because he had a hard time with school.. and I thought I would try it out and see if I liked it too.

    And I realize many people have these symptoms too, but the thing is though, is that I dont even have friends because of having such a hard time dealing with it.. I've been going to karate classes for over a year now and I still get really nervous before every class, and I've known everyone that goes my whole life.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not going to downplay your question, but everyone has had these "symptoms" in reaction to meeting new people or public speaking. These are a list of common feelings people have. That's why there are so many books on public speaking and medications. I would say you are probably ok, but to be on the safe side, contact your doctor. Good luck...I am sure you'll be fine.

  45. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Discomfort (?)?
    Okay, so I am back!
    26 years old.
    For about a week now I've been experiencing bloating of the abdomen after eating. I am down to eating one meal a day because the bloating scares me, more than anything.
    Now I have panic and anxiety disorder and I believe some of the symptoms are brought on by that: constantly having to take deep breaths, clammy/cold hands, waking at night with a racing heart and mind, sweating. (The night sweating I am experiencing is nothing like true night sweats. I keep it 74 degrees in the house and sleep with like 3 blankets!) I believe the small amount of sweating is due to waking anxious.
    Back to my problem! I have been experiencing some abdominal discomfort in my lower abdomen/pelvic area. (Been diagnosed with ovarian cysts years ago.) The discomfort comes and goes and will be one side, then the other.
    Went to the doctor last week for indigestion but that has since subsided. I do have a feeling of pressure on my bladder, but I was diagnosed with IC about a year ago. A CBC was done and everything was within normal range except my amylase level which I was told was "slightly" elevated and not really a cause for concern. I go tomorrow for a GB scan and Thursday for an upper GI series.

    Everything I've read on ovarian cancer seems to be a symptom I have, but can also mimic other conditions and diseases. I'm a thinking mess! I don't have the severe abdominal pain described in most cases of ovarian cancer, but I am concerned that this is the starts of it simply because my amylase level is slightly raised. Would one say I am over-reacting. 26 years old; no family history of breast, ovarian, lung, liver, any cancer. I have one child. (3) Husband is deployed. Mother has diabetes. Other than that, I'd say maybe I am a bit of a hypochondriac, maybe?
    Should I push for more tests? Am I on the right track? Any info would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you're overreacting. Your symptoms don't sound anything like ovarian cancer. Like, your bloating is connected with eating, so almost certainly has something to do with digestion. And those arent' night sweats--you'd be kicking off all your blankets and everyone else would be freezing and you'd be hot. Having to take deep breaths is a clear anxiety symptom. The ovarian disomfort you describe sounds like it could just be ordinary ovulation pain, or perhaps a cyst. Ovarian cancer pain doesn't come and go and go from one side to the other--cancer is always there, not going away and coming back. Cysts might come and go, though. And the ovarian cancer symptoms of pain and bloating and such really only apply to women who are menopausal. There are just too many logical reasons why a menstruating woman would have those issues.

  46. QUESTION:
    I was just told my 6-month old son had serum sickness like reaction to his vaccines. Anyone else experienced?
    he had strange symptoms including swollen eyes, very red hands and feet, heavy sweating and cold clammy skin, but he never had a fever. Cardiac and blood tests all normal. Only slight elevated lactic acid and white cell levels. Doctors were all stumped. From what I've read about serum sickness like reaction, his symptoms don't quite match. The one thing no one had ever seen was the heavy sweating and cold skin with no fever. Anyone else ever seen anything like this? His symptoms have improved with use of steriods.
    He was seen by two different children's hospitals and evaluated by numerous pediatricians. Only one doctor felt like she had the right answer, but she was the only one who had ever seen serum sickness before.

    • ANSWER:
      You can't get serum sickness following vaccination. Serum sickness can occur after antibiotic use, and various other drugs.

      However, what they actually said is that your son had a "serum sickness- LIKE reaction", which produce symptoms clinically similar to serum sickness. Unlike serum sickness, I think serum sickness-LIKE reactions have been associated with vaccines... in very rare cases.

      I've read about this before but I don't really know much about it, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serum_sickness-like_reaction

      Edit: And ignore Lisa. The issue of future vaccination is something you'd need to discuss with your Doctor and not antivaxxers on the Internet.

  47. QUESTION:
    Why do I feel Light headed when I sit up?
    Lately, I have not been feeling well. I had a common cold around 10days ago, and fully recovered. (no more couch and runny nose.) But, today I woke up dizzy and when I sat up to get of bed, it only worsened. My heart stated to race, I become nauseous, (I get tight in my chest and throat), I get a cold sweat (and become all clammy), and my hands start to visibly shake. I do have Multiple Sclerosis, but I’m not sure if my disease would cause me to feel that way. I’ve called for help a couple times, thinking the worse, but all the symptoms seem to fade slowly after a long period of time or if I lay back down. Should I go and see my Doctor for this or should I just let it pass?

    Um, If it helps any I'm a Girl, 17 years old, 5'7" and the weight of 160.

    Please answer, this is really starting to freak me out! D":

    • ANSWER:
      it could be the MS. i get all the same symptoms, but they will diagnose it as anything. it's scary. or an inner ear imbalance. when you get sick, your inner ear canal swells and can throw things out of wack.

  48. QUESTION:
    Why have i been sweating so much lately?
    okay im sweating alot latly and its cold out i even sweat sometimes when i dont sleep with a fan right beside me i mean im not hot at all when im sweating and its mostly my hands that sweat im not nervous or anything (im 14 btw and a guy) and idk wat to do ill like hold my gfs hand and she'll be like -.- Bailey u have clammy hands then it gets worse ill be outside were its freezing out and ill still be sweating idk wat to do plz help me????!?!??

    • ANSWER:
      U should start to workout and sweat it out that way. ur body is just trying to get rid of that sweat/ waste by one way or another.

      SERIOUSLY U MUST WORKOUT, CARDIO EXERCISE

  49. QUESTION:
    any DRYSOL tips/reviews?
    okay well i've had hyperhidrosis since i hit puberty.. haha as if it wasn't hard enough already :)
    but i really don't have it that horribly but i def get good underarm stains even when its winter (i live in philadelphia). my whole entire closet is tank tops because a don't like wearing sleaves cause of my sweating. My hands are always cold and clammy and although they don't drip in sweat there is a def dampness to them. Do you think drysol would help me? i use Secret clinical strength in combination with certain dri and it seems to work okay if i don't use it every day. it seems to lose its power if i use it everynight. however, a still get some dampness.
    Do you think drysol would work on me? what was your experience with it? i heard you can get a rash with it.. how bad is the rash? any tricks that you use to make it work better?? i appreciate any comments i could get on this :)

    • ANSWER:
      i used to have the same problem so my doctor actually recommended that i use drysol. it worked great for me!! the down side is that it can give you a rash (itching and burning). with me, the rash went away in a day or so. it is a little bit uncomfortable, but the sweating stopped and i was FINALLY able to stop worrying about it and wear shirts with sleeves again without always checking my arm pits.
      maybe you could ask a physician if there is anything you can do about the rash if you get one.

  50. QUESTION:
    any DRYSOL reviews or tips please?
    okay well i've had hyperhidrosis since i hit puberty.. haha as if it wasn't hard enough already :)
    but i really don't have it that horribly but i def get good underarm stains even when its winter (i live in philadelphia). my whole entire closet is tank tops because a don't like wearing sleaves cause of my sweating. My hands are always cold and clammy and although they don't drip in sweat there is a def dampness to them. Do you think drysol would help me? i use Secret clinical strength in combination with certain dri and it seems to work okay if i don't use it every day. it seems to lose its power if i use it everynight. however, a still get some dampness.
    Do you think drysol would work on me? what was your experience with it? i heard you can get a rash with it.. how bad is the rash? any tricks that you use to make it work better?? i appreciate any comments i could get on this :)

    • ANSWER:
      Drysol was super drying & irritating on my skin so I only used it 2ce--it did work well.

      Michum is my holy grail tho--use it at NIGHT so it sinks in & does it's thing. Then you can put a 2nd dose on in the a.m., or use your favorite over top of it. I always found the liquid roll-on to be the most effective formulation.