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my infant is sweating during feeding, can this be a sign of pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: Unless your child was born prematurely and had pulmonary hypertension diagnosed at that time or had a heart defect at birth...The diagnosis of pH is extremely rare in infants outside of these above conditions/situations.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes and No: Sweating during feeding can be due to a number of factors and causes (infections, neuromuscular weakness, swallowing dysfunction, heart or lung disease). It becomes especially prominent if there is underlying congenital heart disease or early lung disease or pulmonary hypertension. Please consult your child's doctor immediately to determine the cause & to provide appropriate treatment.
Answered on Nov 4, 2012
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
15 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Possibly: Could be pulmonary hypertension. It could also be from a respiratory problem, heart problem, or in fact (and hopefully) nothing at all. I strongly recommend you take your child to see the pediatrician as soon as reasonably possible (not an emergency, but during day hours).
Answered on Dec 10, 2016
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