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cold sweat

Informal a bodily reaction to fear or nervousness, characterized by chill and moist skin
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I've also got hot and cold sweats, raging sore throat.
Carina Rustici, 32, said she had been waking up with cold sweats at the thought of what happened to two-year-old Bailey.
The 40-year-old had told a local Gulf Veterans Association he was having nightmares, cold sweats and other problems after seeing four colleagues killed in a "friendly fire" incident in Iraq in 1991.
High in nutritional value they are rich in minerals such as zinc and iron as well as vitamins A, B1, B2 and C Oyster shell is used in traditional Chinese medicine to help with hypertension, heart palpitations, insomnia, dizziness, blurry vision, cold sweats and swollen lymph glands An oyster's blood is colourless There is no way of telling male oysters from females by examining their shells While oysters have separate sexes, they may change sex one or more times during their lives
You will then have to fork out for a book on relaxation to stop the cold sweats - cold sweat induced by books that provide guidance impossible to follow after a hard day at the coal face.
Christopher, who is probably best known to TV viewers as Dr Simon Kaminsky in Casualty, said: "Comic Relief is a fantastically important, successful and creative charity event and I am really proud to be able to contribute - except that right now I'm so scared about performing live in front of the nation that I keep waking up in cold sweats thinking 'why oh why oh why?
YOU know the feeling you get during some films - cold sweats, shivers down your spine, your hands gripping the armrest?
Early signs of heart attack may also include palpitations, cold sweats, nausea, or dizziness.
Those who have had teenagers or will have teenagers just start to get the cold sweats thinking about the next mood swing that's going to come at you at 100 miles per hour.
And this is what gives physicians and hospital managers cold sweats.
Because of damage from the sun's rays, your skin temporarily cannot help regulate your body temperature, causing chills and cold sweats.