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I feel like sweating but don't perspire on the face. What does this mean?

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This is termed as paraesthesia. This means a sensation which does not corroborate. This can occur due to neuropathy. The causes of neuropathy are:

1) Diabetes

2) An underactive thyroid gland

3) Excessive use of alcohol

4) Thiamine deficiency

5) Vitamin B 12 deficiency (pernicious anaemia)

6) Vitamin B 6 (pyridoxine) taken in excessive amounts

7) Drugs, medications, herbs

8) Autoimmune diseases

9) Heavy metals such as lead and mercury.

Following investigations are done to ascertain the cause;

1) Electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS)

2) MRI of the spine and brain

3) blood glucose and glycosylated haemoglobin

4) serum B12 level with methylmalonic acid (with or without homocysteine),

5) serum protein electrophoresis

6) Anti-nuclear antibody

7) Lyme testing

8) Rheumatoid factor

9) Sjogren's syndrome testing (Anti-Ro, Anti-La Antibodies)

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Customer’s Question: What does it mean when you feel like you are sweating but you are not perspiring on the face? I have had this for several days. I have no skin concerns. I do have a small skin cancer on the chest. I have high blood pressure but under control. Pre-diabetes but take meds.

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This is termed as paraesthesia. This means a sensation which does not corroborate. This can occur due to neuropathy. The causes of neuropathy are:

1) Diabetes

2) An underactive thyroid gland

3) Excessive use of alcohol

4) Thiamine deficiency

5) Vitamin B 12 deficiency (pernicious anaemia)

6) Vitamin B 6 (pyridoxine) taken in excessive amounts

7) Drugs, medications, herbs

8) Autoimmune diseases

9) Heavy metals such as lead and mercury.

Following investigations are done to ascertain the cause;

1) Electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS)

2) MRI of the spine and brain

3) blood glucose and glycosylated haemoglobin

4) serum B12 level with methylmalonic acid (with or without homocysteine),

5) serum protein electrophoresis

6) Anti-nuclear antibody

7) Lyme testing

8) Rheumatoid factor

9) Sjogren's syndrome testing (Anti-Ro, Anti-La Antibodies)

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I do not drink or use drugs. This seems to only happen when I am cold. Is it something I need to see a DR about?

If this has been going on for several weeks, consult your primary care physician for initial screening.

I can assure you, this is unlikely to be serious or significant.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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