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I am 85 yrs old and I do alot of sweating during the day and…

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I am 85 yrs...

I am 85 yrs old and I do alot of sweating during the day and night. what is causing it

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

No nothing

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

My back itches off and on and I have been to the dr for that

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?

I have been to the dermatgolist for it and ended getting something for the itch

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Since when is the excessive sweating?

Were you investigated for it?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no thats why i am asking you
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis.

Several common medications occasionally produce hyperhidrosis. These are;

1) tricyclic and serotonin reuptake inhibitors,

2) opioid analgesics,

3) acyclovir,

4) naproxen.

Hyperhidrosis need investigations for following:

1) pheochromocytoma, Adrenal gland disease.

2) thyrotoxicosis, thyroid disease.

3) diabetes mellitus,

4) diabetes insipidus,

5) hypopituitarism,

6) anxiety,

7) carcinoid syndrome.

Night time (Nocturnal) excessive sweating need investigations for;

1) tuberculosis,

2) lymphoma,

3) endocarditis,

4) diabetes,

5) acromegaly,

6) Prinzmetal angina.

Management of hyperhidrosis in these cases requires treatment of the underlying disease.

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