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My son is 4. He runs around sometimes and is sweaty but s

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My son is 4. He runs around sometimes and is sweaty but his skin feels cold to touch. He doesn't feel cold he says but his arms and ears and stuff are very cold to touch.What could be the cause?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

This is Dr. David

the skin and blood vessels of the skin dilate and contract to help regulate body temperature normally.

if he is running around and sweating, his body is trying to cool himself off. sweat is meant to evaporate and cool the skin. the blood vessels contract on the skin to cool the skin and blood is diverted to his muscles where they are needed.

so it sounds like things are working properly for him

I would not worry about cancer or other medical problems just because his skin feels cold

make sure he is drinking enough fluids. him being active and running around is a good sign he is healthy.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Could this be heart related? Or a blood disorder
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

no. it doesn't sound like he has a heart problem or blood disorder.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

you can ask his doctors to check his thyroid hormone levels, but most likely they will be normal.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok. Heart condition? He has a bicuspid valve but we go yearly and the doctor he sees at Miami children's said it's merely cosmetic and has no functional issues
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It's just when he starts to sweat initially it happens..during exertion
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

no, I don't think he has a heart condition.

his cold skin isn't a sign of a heart condition.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok. So it couldn't be his heart not working properly when he is exercising
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

no. he is running around.

cold skin is not a sign of his heart not working properly

his heart is working properly.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok. Any other conditions that can cause this? Worried
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

you can ask her doctors to check his thyroid hormone levels,

but most likely it is normal.

you don't have to worry.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok. I googled it and it said heart failure causes that
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

your son doesn't have heart failure

google doesn't have a license to practice medicine.

he would not be able to run around if he had heart failure.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I just want to make sure that cold ears and arms are "normal" when he is playing indoors and sweating but in AC. It's strange that he felt so cold. What causes the skin to be cold?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

the skin and blood vessels of the skin dilate and contract to help regulate body temperature normally.

if he is running around and sweating, his body is trying to cool himself off. sweat is meant to evaporate and cool the skin. the blood vessels contract on the skin to cool the skin and blood is diverted to his muscles where they are needed.

this is all normal.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What kind of cancer causes metallic taste in mouth?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

is this regarding your son? or you?

this is a new topic.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I'll rate this. I just need to know if cancer in the body could cause this or silent reflux?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

most likely silent acid reflux.

cancer doesn't cause metallic taste in the mouth.

I am a cancer specialist.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank you. It started when I stopped my Prilosec and had a big alcohol weekend
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

that is from acid reflux.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok. It's random. I google and it said certain cancer can cause this. I'm 31.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Brain tumor?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

google doesn't have a license to practice medicine.

you can google anything you want to read.

I treat cancer patients daily

no, you don't have a brain tumor

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Dr David- could please help me with a reply on this? Please?I go to the dermatologist yearly and sometimes more often. He has seen my lips and has checked inside my mouth and said "just checking but you don't have any others anywhere" and said there is a rare syndrome called Puetz_jaguger syndrome but that I didn't have it. Now I've googled it. And I'm scared. I had no spots as a child at all. I have no gastro symptoms. How would I know if I have it?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Here is my
Lips
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

18 days later you are starting a new topic

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok I will could you please reply
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I'll rate right away. Could you lease help me
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

you said this before on July 10th

"I'll rate this. I just need to know if cancer in the body could cause this or silent reflux?"

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok I'm rating now. Will you reply after please?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

yes

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

you should be able to rate this question.

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