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Cold sweat

Cold sweat: Introduction

Cold sweat: Sweating when your body is cold or with chills. See detailed information below for a list of 223 causes of Cold sweat, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Cold sweat:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Cold sweat. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Cold sweat:

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Cold sweat: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Cold sweat, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Cold sweat Treatments

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Stories from Users for Cold sweat

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Message Boards for Cold sweat

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Diagnostic tests for Cold sweat:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Cold sweat. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • General appearance - jaundice may suggest ascending cholangitis or cholecystitis.
    • Temperature - Cold sweats are often related to a fever. Fevers can be due to infection; malignant disease; metabolic disorders e.g. gout; blood disorders e.g. hemolytic anemia; vascular disorders e.g. stroke, brain hemorrhage, immunological disorders e.g. lupus.
    • Blood pressure and pulse - low blood pressure can suggest possible shock.
    • Examine the heart for a heart murmur which would suggest bacterial endocarditis
    • Examine the lungs for noises that suggest pneumonia or bronchiectasis
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Cold sweat:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Cold sweat as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Cold sweat: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Cold sweat may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Cold sweat

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Cold sweat. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Cold sweat: Deaths

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Organs affected by Cold sweat:

The list of organs typically affected by Cold sweat may include, but is not limited to:

  • General constitutional
  • Heart

Detailed list of causes of Cold sweat

The list below shows some of the causes of Cold sweat mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Cold sweat?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Cold sweat. Of the 223 causes of Cold sweat that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 11 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 213 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cold sweat:

The following list of conditions have 'Cold sweat' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Cold sweat Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Cold sweat based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Cold sweat?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Cold sweat, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Cold sweat:

    Subtypes of Cold sweat:

    Night sweats (226 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Cold sweat:

    Chills (1045 causes), Sweat symptoms (1699 causes), Sweating (831 causes), Sweating symptoms (1699 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Temperature symptoms (2497 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

    Symptoms related to Cold sweat:

    Chills (1045 causes), Shivering (378 causes), Fevers (2274 causes), Anxiety (895 causes), Shock (259 causes), Stress, Fever (2274 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Cold sweat

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Cold sweat

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