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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Hot Flashes

Some events can cause symptoms that are fairly similar to a hot flash. Examples are:

- Fever

- Near-fainting (pre-syncope)

- Panic attack

- Overactive thyroid

- Reaction to alcoholic drinks

- Release of chemicals from an adrenal gland tumor or a carcinoid type tumor

- Medicine side effects from antidepressants, migraine medicines, breast cancer treatments, osteoporosis medicines, or the vitamin niacin

- Rosacea (a facial rash)

- Heat exhaustion or heat stroke

- Allergic reaction

Symptoms of feeling hot or sweaty are sometimes symptoms of a serious medical problem. Call your doctor's office for advice.


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