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A. Schuyler, NP
A. Schuyler, NP, Nurse Practitioner
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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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My face is salty tasting at all times, about 2 weeks. Leg

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My face is salty tasting at all times
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?
Customer: about 2 weeks. Leg cramps at night
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: over weight, on medicines for colestrol 1 asprin a day. use to be on high blood pressure meds but after 10 years was taken off do to real low blood pressure cancer spot on left kidney but monitered every 6 months
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 3 months ago.


Do you sweat a lot?

Is it only your face or the rest of your body that tastes salty?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
just my face
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 3 months ago.

Do you sweat a lot?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
only when it very hot outside
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
are you still there
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 3 months ago.

Yes, I'm still here, but helping other customers while I wait for you to reply.

Everyone should taste salty all over except for immediately after showering. There are sweat glands all over the body with the greatest concentration in the head and neck area. All sweat contains salt so we all lose some each day. This can lead to dehydration and depletion of sodium content which can lead to cramps. In hot weather everyone needs to drink more fluids to stay hydrated.

If there is excessive sweating just at the head, that can be caused by hyperhudrosis, overactive sweat glands. Your doctor or a dermatologist would need to evaluate you for that. They can use Botox injections to slow down the head sweating.

There is no disease that causes sweating just on the face.

Please let me know if you have additional questions about this.

Best regards,