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Excessive sweating

Excessive sweating: Introduction

Excessive sweating: A condition which is characterized by an abnormal excess of sweating. See detailed information below for a list of 100 causes of Excessive sweating, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Types of Excessive sweating:

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Excessive sweating: Symptom Checker

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Excessive sweating Treatments

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Stories from Users for Excessive sweating

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Medications or substances causing Excessive sweating:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Excessive sweating 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.

Excessive sweating: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Excessive sweating may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Excessive sweating

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Excessive sweating: Deaths

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Detailed list of causes of Excessive sweating

The list below shows some of the causes of Excessive sweating mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Excessive sweating?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Excessive sweating. Of the 100 causes of Excessive sweating that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 95 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Excessive sweating:

The following list of conditions have 'Excessive sweating' 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 Excessive sweating Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Excessive sweating 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?

    Classifications of Excessive sweating:

    Subtypes of Excessive sweating:

    Diaphoresis (73 causes), Profuse sweating (19 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Excessive sweating:

    Sweating (831 causes), Sweat symptoms (1699 causes), Sweating symptoms (1699 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

    Symptoms related to Excessive sweating:

    Cold skin (120 causes), Clammy skin (73 causes), Dry skin (231 causes), Sweating symptoms (1699 causes), Dehydration (284 causes), Hyperhidrosis (78 causes), Anhidrosis (41 causes), Thyroid gland disorder, Pituitary gland disorder, Diabetes mellitus (66 causes), Tumors, Gout, Menopause (18 causes), Mercury poisoning, Body temperature, Thermoregulation, Excessive exercise, hot and humid environment

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Excessive sweating

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