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How can you ease the discomforts of having night sweats?

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Take these simple steps to ease the discomfort:

  • Got a fever? Take medicine like acetaminophen -- if your doctor says it’s OK.
  • Change out of your wet clothes ASAP.
  • Change the sheets if you have to.
  • Bathe at least once a day to soothe your skin and stay clean.
  • Keep a fan on at night.
  • Don’t use too many blankets.
  • Sleep in fabrics that move moisture away from your skin.
  • Try a cool gel pillow.
  • Stick one foot outside the covers, to lower your body temperature.
  • Take a cool shower before bed.
  • Stay at a healthy weight.

From: Does Cancer Cause Night Sweats? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Brian Cook, MD, Sampson Radiation Oncology, Clinton, NC.

UpToDate: “Approach to the patient with night sweats.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: “What’s the Connection between Night Sweats and Cancer?”

Mayo Clinic: “Night sweats: Causes.”

National Health Service: “Night Sweats.”

American Cancer Society: “Sweating.”

American Osteopathic Association: “Don't Lose Sleep Over Night Sweats.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Brian Cook, MD, Sampson Radiation Oncology, Clinton, NC.

UpToDate: “Approach to the patient with night sweats.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: “What’s the Connection between Night Sweats and Cancer?”

Mayo Clinic: “Night sweats: Causes.”

National Health Service: “Night Sweats.”

American Cancer Society: “Sweating.”

American Osteopathic Association: “Don't Lose Sleep Over Night Sweats.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 10, 2017

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