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A 40-year-old female asked:

Dear doc, my son 7yrs sweats excessively, especially on his head. what could be the cause?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Sweating: Persistent sweating around the head and neck, if not explainable by environmental factors or the taking of medication like Tylenol, is seen in infections, certain malignancies, some blood dyscrasias and thyroid overactivity. If fevers are also occurring, this would also point to infection or inflammatory processes. Your pediatrician would perform an examination and order appropriate tests.
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Last updated Jan 31, 2018

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