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Night Sweats On Chest At Night

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Night sweats and no fever...

I have recently started having mild night sweats. They usually just result in dampness around my collar and chest. I have taken my temperature during after these and it is normal. I do not have any other problems, such as fatigue, swollen nodes,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate how long you have been taking Atripla, or what your current CD4 count is. Night sweats are nonspecific, particularly if they are not accompanied by fever, which usually indicates more significant issues like infections or... Read more »

Are there various grades of night sweats?

I am a 34 year old female who has had shotty lymph nodes along the collarbones with a heavier... Read more »

night sweats. lymphoma?

My husband has been suffering from what his primary care provider has classified as ongoing... Read more »
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Thrush and night sweats question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does thrush really look like? Is it very thick or just a fine coating on tongue? Is it usually raised. Is it pretty obvious when you have it? Also, would some sweating on back of neck and chest be considered night sweats or do they usually... Read more »

Thrush/Night Sweats

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone out there have any experience with either of these symptoms? Is thrush real thick in the mouth? Are your night sweats so intense that they soak you, your clothes or linens or can they be less extreme like just some moisture on back of... Read more »

Night Sweats Help Please...(GMan or Switch)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Help...

I have a seriuous question..what do HIV/AIDS related night sweats look like? For about 3 years now I find that I get on occasion light night sweats ( top of my head, neck and maybe upper chest are damp). The sheets are dry and only a few... Read more »

Night Sweats

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just what is the the significance of light night sweats as it relates to HIV? Is this a sign of AIDS advancing, AIDS is here or what? I am a 42 y/o who has only ever has ever protected vaginal intercourse in the last 15 years. I have been with... Read more »