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  1. Why are my feet and hands always icy cold and sweaty?
    my hands are always cold! No matter the weather. And my feet are always red and get sweaty easily! i have bad circulation obviously. What can i do? What does it mean?

    • i have the exact same problem. try elevating your feet when you’re sitting down and becoming more active. when you move, it allows your muscles to work, when that happens, more blood starts flow so your hands and feet will warm up. when you’re sitting down try not to cross your legs for more than 20 minutes as it can block the blood flow and also cause spider veins (you don’t want that!)
      try staying in areas which have a neutral temperature (not cold, not hot) as for the redness in your feet, if its on the soles then it could mean that you have flat feet, so check that out..
      i hope that helps :)

  2. How can i stop my Hands from sweating?
    Hola, I have really sweaty hands alot of the time and whenever i hold my girlfriends hand sometimes my hands get really sweaty and its embarrassing lol… How can i stop this???


    • An amazingly simple method to combat sweat in less than 2 weeks!
      Stop Sweating Today
      The medical term for excessive sweating is hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating is cause by overly active sympathetic nervous system. The most common type of sweating is sweaty hands also known as Palmar Hyperhidrosis.

      A sweating problem is most often uncontrollable, uncomfortable, and irregular. In Someone that suffers from hyperhidrosis, often their bodies have surpassed the body’s normal needs for thermal regulation.


      It is not possible for most people to just become accustomed and deal with profuse sweating. A sweating problem can sometimes have sever physiological effects including but not limited to dehydration and skin infections, severe body odors and clammy cold hands. It can also wreak havoc on someone emotionally making most social, academic and business interactions very uncomfortable. Daily chores such as showering twice daily, changing shirts and socks throughout the day, applying deodorant constantly or wearing dress shields sometimes become impossible to follow. The most recent research and advancements in medicine have made many treatments available to stop sweating.
      Treatments include: antiperspirants, botox, surgery and even alternative natural remedies which are very popular because they are inexpensive, all natural and non intrusive. They also do not pose the side effects that medication and surgery carry. underarm sweating can sometimes be controlled with over the counter antiperspirants. However, more severe cases may need prescription strength products. Antiperspirants that have aluminum chloride hexahydrate work the best and are recommended.

      Applying an antiperspirant two times a day may be needed depending on how extreme your sweating problem is. Most users report relief within a week. After the initial period when relief is experienced some can take the application down to just once daily or every other day.

      Many times a side product of severe sweating is unpleasant odor. Damp areas build up with bacteria and yeast so when bathing use an antibacterial soap. Although extreme sometimes shaving for a man of the underarm or other area may also help with the odor. A deodorant will not help to curb the sweating but will mask the odor. Antiperspirants will clog the sweat ducts in essence blocking the sweat from coming out.


      3 Simple Tips To Stop Sweating

      -Try applying antiperspirants in the evening as opposed to morning. If you can apply twice daily morning and evening. You can apply antiperspirants to hands, feet as well as underarms. You may also rub a small amount onto your face but should be stopped if irritation occurs.
      ***Note: Clothes can get stained by antiperspirants so use caution.

      – Wearing the proper socks can make a major difference. Moisture wicking athletic socks are preferable. For women that wear pantyhose choose ones with cotton soles

      -Sometimes your diet can play a role in increased sweating. Try avoiding sugar or caffeine which has been shown to trigger sweating.
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  3. What’s wrong with me & what could have caused it?
    What does it mean when you have a migraine for 5 days straight a cough really sweaty palms & feet & a swollen eyelid? I also have blurry vision & my eyes burn. I started to feel dizzy tiday & my ears hurt as well! /: Please help is my body trying to tell me something.
    I’ve also been feeling really tired even though I get more than six hours of sleep.

    • Migraines can have triggers such as food, smells, allergies, not enough or too much exercise and more. It is not uncommon for them to last weeks. It can cause symptoms of anxiety, sweaty hands and feet, dizziness and ringing or pain in the ears just to name a few. Try taking a migraine medicine over the counter such as excederan with some benedryl. If it doesn’t go away you will need to see a doctor or you can go to the ER and get a stronger pain med and a shot. You will need someone to drive you home or they won’t give you any medicine. Always try to remain in a cool and quiet room when you rest if you are prone to migraines. Heat and extreme cold can effect them.

  4. My feet feel so cold even under a blanket?
    When it’s cold, my feet just do as mentioned and feel so damp and sweaty and I’m starting to get chillblains. I’m 18 I get enough activity in my day. Would this just be because of poor circulation?

    • 1. Chilblain— Inflammation of the skin over the toes or some portion of the feet, the hand or ears, caused by sudden alternations of temperature. The skin becomes red in patches, slightly swollen and there is much irritation and itching, specially in the evening. NS 3x alone, failing which mixture of CP 3x or 12x, FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, NM 3x, NS 3x and S 12x both internally and locally mixed with vaseline, failing which mixture of CS 3x, KS 3x and NP 3x.

      •Dosage*: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      2. Prevention * & Cure* of any Disease/Syndrome/Disorder:—
      In any ailment [acute as well as chronic] and emergencies, Acupressure techniques come to Ur rescue, not only for instant diagnosis, but also for giving some prevention of any disease[s] and perceivable relief/cure.
      Acupressure techniques— Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomiting and all the organs shall function up to optimal levels.
      Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomitting and all the organs shall function up to optimal levels
      With Ur thumb, press ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while pressing a particular point in the palm/sole, u have to press the surrounding area—just like u r pumping out air from that painful point. The blocked energy in any internal organ, be it lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc., shall be released along with toxins if any. As a last point u must press middle part of each palm/sole; so that toxins, if any, shall be excreted/purged through urine without affecting the kidneys.
      It should be done in an empty stomach or 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels. Ur entire immune system gets invigorated to produce antibodies.

      Remote control Acupressure points given by the God. For Treatment, hard-pressure is to be applied on & around these points with Ur thumb and middle finger.
      Point Nos.1-10 —–1 [brain], 2 [Mental Nerves], 3 [Pituitarygland], 4 [Pineal gland], 5 [Head Nerves], 6 [Throat], 7 [Neck], 8 [Thyroid & Parathyroid], 9 [Spine], 10 [piles-constipation], , Point Nos.11-16, No.11 [Prostrate gland], 12 [Penis], 13 [Vagina], 14. Testes & Ovaries], 15 [Uterus], 16 [Lymph], 17 [Hip], 18 [Urinary Bladder], 19 [intestines], 21 [appendix-front side], and 21 [allergy-back side]; 22[gall bladder], 23 [liver], 24[Shoulder], 25[Pancreas], 26[kidney], 27[Stomach], 28[Adrena gland], 29[Solar Plexus-Nabhi Chakra-Umbelicus], 30[Lungs], 31[Ear], 32[Energy], 33[Nerves of ear], 34[Cold], 35[Eye], 36[Heart], 37 [spleen]. 38[Thymus].

      If the particular point is tender on pressure by Ur thumb, U can note that that particular organ[s] is/are affected. U can indulge in instant diagnosis of any disease and or the affected organ[s].

      Dorsal side of Palms & soles to diagnose & treat ailments of eyes, spine, breast cancer, etc., :


      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ Vol.I & II available in all Indian Languages all over the globe—by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,—an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  5. why are my hands always cold and sweaty?
    Most of the times I have cold and sweaty hands but i’m not sick or have any allergies. Even in the summer my fingers are cold. And in cold weather my hands are sweaty. My feet are never like that. Or the rest of my body. Why?

    • Poor circulation and/or anxiety can cause the cold hands. Not sure what causes the sweaty hands though, sorry.

  6. Does Drysol really work for sweaty hands&feet?
    Hey, i am 13 & i have really sweaty hands & feet pretty much all the time and it is like ruining my life.. sounds over dramatic but if you were in my situation you would agree:(.
    i never really thought that anything would help other than surgery, but i recently heard about a deoderant called drysol and i was wondering if it actually worked.
    i have a few other questions, also..:
    also does it only work for palms, or your fingers too? because not only my palms/soles sweat, but also my whole fingers/toes.
    do you need a prescription for it, or can you just go to a drugstore and buy it yourself?
    can you buy it in canada?
    thank you soo much!

    • YOU are exactly like me. I have Palmer Hyperhidrosis[excessive sweating in the hands] and Plantar Hyperhidrosis [excessive sweating in the feet.] My hands sweat every second of my life. I have to constantly wipe my hands on my t-shirt or pants EVERY 4 seconds. Ha, I am also wiping them while im typing this…:(. And if I leave them for 15-20 seconds there would be like a puddle. THIS HORRIBLE CONDITION IS TAKING OVER MY LIFE. Its so bad that I cant even raise up my hand in class, paper would be wet and i would be clinging to my pencil so it won’t slip of my fingers. Also The ONLY time they are dry when they are SUPER cold and clammy. Also my feet, they sweet PRUFUSEVLY. When I take my feet out of my shoes for drama, you can see that my socks a SOAKING wet. I can NEVER wear slippers, sandals or my crocks without wearing socks. I tried it before and it was all slippery inside and uncomfortable. I use Drysol EXTRA-STRONG and not helping that much. But if your hands don’t like sweat THAT MUCH (like dripping) it may work for you. The only way is ETS sergury or the botox injection, but PLEASE dont talke any chances. Medications dont work that well, so might as well live with it. -Oh yeah, you can buy Drysol in a drugstore in Canada. That’s how I got my Drysol, I live in Canada! :D

      *You can apply it on fingers and toes or apply it on any affrected area that causes the excessive sweating [also palms.]*

      Good luck &
      God Bless. :)

  7. How can I stop clammy hands?
    I have sweaty, clammy hands, and I really want my hands to be dryer. If I hold hands with a guy or shake hands with someone, I get so embarrassed. Can someone give me some help? I don’t know if it’s anxiety or what, so remedies for anxiety-related sweating work too.

    • Homeopathy:
      excessive sweating can be controlled by taking one of the following 6C remedies four times a day up to two weeks, writes Andrew Lockie, M.D., in his book The Family Guide to Homeopathy. Dr. Lockie recommends Acidum hydrofluricum if your sweat is sour smelling and if cold weather and walking relieve it.

      For a thin person who tends to have sweaty, unpleasant-smelling feet, he suggests Silicea. And he says that Calcarea is a good remedy for an overweight person who is cold and clammy hands and has sour-smelling sweat that pours off his head at night.

      All of these remedies are available in many health food stores.

      Sage for Sweat Control:
      When a high-stress situation makes you sweat, kick back, relax and sip a tall, cool glass of sage tea. Sage helps regulate the flow of bodily fluids by affecting the sweat glands.

      Drink the tea iced or refrigerated, according to herbalists, to help slow an anxious, accelerated system. Caution: Drinking the tea hot causes the sage to act as a diaphoretic, increasing perspiration. This might be a great way to treat a cold, but it isn’t what you want when you’re attempting to stay cool under pressure.

  8. How do you stop sweating so much?
    I’m 14, and my feet, hands, and armpits always sweat a lot. They do I even when I’m cold. Especially my hands; they’re sweating right now! They’re constantly really really warm and sweaty and it’s really awkward to shake hands with people or even touch anyone. Help?!

    • One of the most causes of sweating is ( hyperthyroidism ) i.e. over-activity of the Thyroid gland and over production of the hormones of ( T3 , T4 , TSH ), evaluation of the blood level ( T3 , T4 , TSH ) are necessary to exclude this condition.
      If the level was in normal range, so the excess sweating regards as physiological and not need treatment, or as result of easy causes such as nervousness or hyperactivity of the body.
      Someone said that putting a small ice bag in your hand may be useful for decreasing body temperature in hot climate, if the cause was physiological.

  9. What are the physical signs of drug abuse?
    My friend recently moved in with me and I’m worried he may be on something. He’s always fidgety, talks a lot about nothing, his eyes are always dilated, and when he goes into the bathroom he’s in there for quite a while. When he comes back out he says he’s having stomach troubles but (and I know this might seem nasty) it never smells so I’m thinking unless his business smells like roses he’s doing something else. Am I just being paranoid?

    • Physical Signs

      * Loss of appetite, increase in appetite, any changes in eating habits, unexplained weight loss or gain.
      * Slowed or staggering walk; poor physical coordination.
      * Inability to sleep, awake at unusual times, unusual laziness.
      * Red, watery eyes; pupils larger or smaller than usual; blank stare.
      * Cold, sweaty palms; shaking hands.
      * Puffy face, blushing or paleness.
      * Smell of substance on breath, body or clothes.
      * Extreme hyperactivity; excessive talkativeness.
      * Runny nose; hacking cough.
      * Needle marks on lower arm, leg or bottom of feet.
      * Nausea, vomiting or excessive sweating.
      * Tremors or shakes of hands, feet or head.
      * Irregular heartbeat.

      Behavioral Signs

      * Change in overall attitude/personality with no other identifiable cause.
      * Changes in friends; new hang-outs; sudden avoidance of old crowd; doesn’t want to talk about new friends; friends are known drug users.
      * Change in activities or hobbies.
      * Drop in grades at school or performance at work; skips school or is late for school.
      * Change in habits at home; loss of interest in family and family activities.
      * Difficulty in paying attention; forgetfulness.
      * General lack of motivation, energy, self-esteem, “I don’t care” attitude.
      * Sudden oversensitivity, temper tantrums, or resentful behavior.
      * Moodiness, irritability, or nervousness.
      * Silliness or giddiness.
      * Paranoia
      * Excessive need for privacy; unreachable.
      * Secretive or suspicious behavior.
      * Car accidents.
      * Chronic dishonesty.
      * Unexplained need for money, stealing money or items.
      * Change in personal grooming habits.
      * Possession of drug paraphernalia.

  10. Is being cold a symptom of poor blood circulation?
    I am always cold, and find myself complaining of being cold when others say they are “burning up.” I often wear jackets in the summer time, and if I sit still for long periods of time my hands are cold but sweaty and my feet are very cold and clammy.

    I cannot remember this happening for all my life, I have only recently noticed it (as in the past few years.) The only significant lifestyle changes I have made are choosing vegetarianism, and I am also thinking that lack of protein in my body could be causing this.

    • Poor circulation is a possibility, but there is also this disorder known as hyperhydrosis in which your hands and feet sweat constantly and are cold almost all of the time. This also messes with your body temperature in 2 different ways. You can either be always hot or either be always cold.

  11. Why do I get pale, faint and cold during my period?
    I have an irregular cycle, and I just started a few days ago. It was extremely heavy for the first 2 days. I woke up this morning and was so dizzy that I could hardly stand. Then my hands got very cold and sort of numb. My feet are doing the same thing now, and they’re also very sweaty. I also seem to get very short of breath when I walk around. This has never happened before, so I’m beginning to get concerned.

    • If you’re on the pill (or have had the Depo Provera shot, birth control implant, etc.) then you have to get into your Dr. asap because it’s possible to have a stroke whilst on birth control pills of all varieties.

      If you aren’t on the pill and have always had irregular periods/extremely heavy flow, cramping, abdominal pain, water retention, headaches, mood swings, migraines, feel nauseated, feel extreme fatigue, dizzy, feel as though you may faint when rising from a sitting position..if you feel weak = some is to be expected but needs to be addressed with your Dr. if it’s affecting your daily life and activities. You may have Endometriosis or other condition that requires treatment.

      Anything that is beyond “mild” should be brought to your Dr.’s attention. Be the squeaky wheel if need be. Don’t let anyone tell you that all women should just accept some/all of this stuff because that’s not true. I cringe whenever I have heard a male Dr. claim that women exaggerate how harsh periods can be. Some women are debilitated by heavy periods so it’s really important to be responsible for your own health and wellness = bug your Dr. if it doesn’t feel right.

      Gynecologists insist that women are always exaggerating how heavy their flow is. (?!) And also claim that the majority of woman will bleed no more than the equivalent of one chicken egg during their cycle. (not per day..they mean for the entire cycle)

      Frankly, I have always had an issue with this because I have never only bleed the amount = to a chicken egg in my life. But that’s what they say. Regardless of what male Dr.’s believe as far as “exaggerating females”, it is NOT okay when one has a routinely excessively heavy period. If you are saturating a tampon or pad within 2 hours time = that’s a very heavy flow. (more than a chicken egg), if your periods are extended, as in cover a few days time..even extending into a solid 7 or more days, plus you’re having break-through bleeding then you are more than likely anemic.

      Taking a one-a-day vitamin and mineral supplement will help with anemia. Some iron supplements may cause severe constipation, though. It’s important to use an iron supplement that won’t cause constipation. Even one-a-days with iron will create constipation within 1 -2 days of taking it. I know there have to be others out there, but my sister’s Dr. recommended one to her during pregnancy that was known to NOT cause constipation (as many do) and I started taking it because I am anemic. It’s called ‘Fergon’ and available over-the-counter at any pharmacy, mart store, drug store, etc. It’s just an iron supplement that is highly recommended by OB/GYNs because it doesn’t appear to have the unlivable side effect of constipation. That will help you with some of your symptoms. (not all)

      Seeing your Dr. is still important. You may be developing a thicker layer of tissue and old blood on the sides of the uterine wall (isn’t being sloughed off and leaving the body) = go in for an exam.

      Birth control pills (usually low-dose low estrogen pills) can regulate periods, and help with many of those PMS symptoms but they don’t work for everyone. I have been extremely nauseated when on the pill so they weren’t for me. Some women feel great on the pill.

      Going to Planned Parenthood would be the quickest and easiest if you don’t have your heart set on your Gyno. They’ll do a pap smear and pelvic exam and determine why you’re experiencing break-through bleeding and can prescribe a birth control pill that may help. They are sliding scale = payment is based on patients ability to pay and there is no charge if you are unemployed, underemployed, low-income, etc.

      Planned Parenthood
      (800) 230-PLAN

      Endometriosis FAQ

      Anemia FAQ

      Fergon iron supplement for women

  12. Is having panic attacks related to having social anxiety disorder?
    And how do you know when you’re having a panic attack? I think I’ve had them before but I’m not sure. I get all sweaty and upset, feel like I’m about to pass out and start panicking like crazy.

    • If you are not sure that what you feel is panic, this is a list of panic attacks symptoms, hope it helps:


      Do you feel that you breathe faster than you need? Short of breath? This is called hyperventilation. When this happens, the brain gets less oxygen than needed. The result: your vision blurs, you can feel dizzy, anxious, nervous and tense. You may also feel like crying and worst of all – suffocating. Than you get the need to breathe more deeply, which makes the condition worse. This causes feelings of numbness or cold feet, chest pain and trembling and tingling in your fingers and feet. It’s very frightening. Many people get so freaked out, they run to the emergency room immediately.


      Do you feel suddenly light-headed or dizzy? Many times you may also feel unable to balance, like you’re sea sick. You may also feel like you are going to faint right now and that the world is spinning. This is usually caused by the hyperventilation but not always. When you think you will faint you get even more afraid which elevates the panic. This can continue for hours or just minutes.

      Chest pain, Palpitations, Irregular Heart Beats

      Chest pain is probably the most frightening one of the panic attacks symptoms. Most people that experience this are sure they are going through a heart attack. Your heart beats real fast and the chest muscles feel very tight. The added fear causes more false heart attack symptoms like sweating, numbness in the arms and palpitations. Sometimes you can feel irregular heart beats, or skipped beats. The chest pain you feel is caused by the tensed muscles in your chest and not by a heart attack.

      Other Panic Attacks Symptoms Are:

      · Throat thickening, choking feeling
      · Blurred vision, sensitivity to light, itchy eyes
      · Ringing in your ears
      · Digestive system/Nausea
      · Nausea and digestion problems
      · Metallic taste in the mouth or ammonia taste or smell
      · Sudden urge to go to the toilet, frequent urination
      · Stiffness in the muscles, muscle twitching
      · Shaking or trembling
      · Feeling chilled, cold sweating
      · Tingling in hands and feet, numbness
      · Headaches
      · Depersonalization, Derealization, Feeling of unreality
      · Fear of losing your mind, fear you are going to die, losing control
      · Chronic fatigue
      · Being afraid to get out of the house, seeing people
      · Dry mouth
      · Mood swings
      · Panic in the middle of the night, bad dreams
      · Obsessive thoughts, trouble concentrating
      · Sugar cravings constantly
      · Weak legs

  13. How can you cure clammy hands?
    For the past 5 years, my hands have always been either ice cold or burning hot – and constantly sweaty.

    It’s really embarasssing.

    I think it might be caused by a circulation problem, but I’m not sure.

    Anyway, has anyone heard of this condition before – or know any solutions to cure it?

    Thanks in advance!

    • hyperhidrosis
      (excerts from wikipedia article):

      Hyperhidrosis can either be generalized or localized to specific parts of the body. Hands, feet, axillae, and the groin area are among the most active regions of perspiration due to the relatively high concentration of sweat glands; however, any part of the body may be affected. Primary hyperhidrosis is found to start during adolescence or even before and seems to be inherited as an autosomal dominant genetic trait.

      Primary hyperhidrosis must be distinguished from secondary hyperhidrosis, which can start at any point in life. The latter form may be due to a disorder of the thyroid or pituitary gland, diabetes mellitus, tumors, gout, menopause, certain drugs, or mercury poisoning. Such secondary forms may have more serious consequences than hyperhidrosis.

      Affected areas
      Palmar: excessive sweating of the hands.
      Axillary: excessive sweating of the armpits.
      Plantar: excessive sweating of the feet.
      Facial: excessive sweating of the face. (i.e. not emotional or thermal related blushing)
      Cranial: excessive sweating of the head, especially noted around the hairline.
      General: Overall excessive sweating.

      The cause of primary hyperhidrosis is unknown, although some surgeons claim that it is caused by sympathetic overactivity.

      However, anxiety can exacerbate the situation for many sufferers. A common complaint of patients is that they get nervous because they sweat, then sweat more because they are nervous. Other factors can play a role; certain foods & drinks, nicotine, caffeine, and smells can trigger a response (see also diaphoresis).

      (more on treatments and medications in wikipedia article)

  14. What causes a persons hands and feet to be sweatyclammy but yet their cold?
    No doctors have diagnosed any problems with blood pressure.The problem has been since child hood and the biological father suffers from the same thing.

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