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Other Causes of Night Sweats Besides HIV

06/21/2006

Question:

Are there other causes of night sweats besides HIV?

Answer:

Yes, there are many causes of night sweats. First, if the temperature is too hot when you sleep, you can sweat. Second, almost anything that causes a fever can cause sweating at night. If your temperature rises while you are under blankets and then "breaks", it is often followed by sweating. There are way too many causes to list them. If you have night sweats for more than 1 week and there is no cause, you should go see your doctor. If you are feeling bad, go see your doctor sooner.

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Response by:

Carl   Fichtenbaum, MD Carl Fichtenbaum, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati