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I work in Africa and have been home for 4 weeks. I am not a

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I work in Africa and have been home for 4 weeks. I am not a drinker but I have been sweeting like never before. I was bitten insects but I do not have Malaria. Could this just be viral infection
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

yes, it could be a viral infection.

Dr. David :

have you checked yourself for fever?

Dr. David :

this has been happening for 4 weeks?

Dr. David :

are you loosing weight?

Dr. David :

I'm glad you had a blood test.

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-tg258x4f- :

Not really loosing weight. I sometimes feel a little feaverish

Dr. David :

you should check your temperature with a thermometer and see if you have a fever

Dr. David :

you could be fighting off a viral infection .

Dr. David :

was your White blood cell count normal?

JACUSTOMER-tg258x4f- :

yes

Dr. David :

that is good your white blood cell count is normal.

Dr. David :

if you have fevers, you might need a course of antibiotics to help fight off a potential infection.

Dr. David :

are the sweats getting better or worse?

JACUSTOMER-tg258x4f- :

They are much the same. My teashirts are soaking with sweet and I have to change 3 times a day

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

you can see your doctor and get blood testing to check for certain viral infections

Dr. David :

like mononucleosis

Dr. David :

or cytomegalovirus

Dr. David :

if your symptoms continue for more than 3-4 months, you might need to see a doctor about things like botox injections into sweat glands to try to stop or slow down your excessive sweating.

Dr. David :

does this help?

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do you have other questions?

Dr. David :

have you tried using any antiperspirants.

JACUSTOMER-tg258x4f- :

tried everything

Dr. David :

you might benefit from using strong antiperspirants to slow down your sweating, something like secret clinical strength antiperspirant.

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

then it might in rare situations, lymphoma cancers can present with weight loss, fevers, and night sweats.

Dr. David :

but it sounds like you are having sweats all the time.

Dr. David :

you might need to have more testing like CT scans to check for enlarged lymph nodes.

Dr. David :

or further blood testing to check for certain viral infections which I mentioned above.

Dr. David :

does this help?

Dr. David :

I wish there was a quick and easy answer to your sweating problem

Dr. David :

but unfortunately there isn't.

Dr. David :

why did you rate poor service?

Dr. David :

what other questions do you have?

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