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Sweating Neck Area Only

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  • Posted By: Deej1721
  • May 1, 2008
  • 02:41 AM

I am trying to find out what may cause this...at times my neck is just clammy. At other times, mainly when I eat, I start to sweat like crazy (it is like a downpour) but only in the neck area.

I have been a diabetic (type 1) for several years however my doctor has not been able to determine that this has anything to do with the sweating. I do not have any problems with kidney, eyes, circulation or heart. The medication (insulin) I take has never caused this and the doctors do not believe insulin would cause this.

I have had a CT scan (thyroid check), seen a neurologist, etc. and no one can determine what is causing this.

Any information is greatly appreciated.

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  • You mentioned sweating when you are eating...do you notice it being worse after certain foods? If so, the sweating may be a reaction of a food intolerance or allergy. Since you are Type 1 diabetic you could consider getting screened for Celiacs (another autoimmune disease) or if you have never had it done you could have an allergist run a food allergy test on you (essentially a series of injections of the potential allergen into your back to see what you react to). Also (and I'm making assumptions) since you are Type 1 Diabetic I'm assuming you are already on a more restricted diet, and if you eat frequent amounts of the same type of food you are more prone to developing an allergy.
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