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My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons

My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons

Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 1 year old to sweat only from her head while sleeping?

Is it normal for my 1 year old to sweat only from her head while sleeping?

Yes it is: Younger Children often perspire when they sleep as they have a higher metabolism and body temp rises at night in everyone ...Read more

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3 weeks old, sweats a lot during sleep only, wears only a diaper at home, kicks light blanket off since week 1, only sleeps with receiving blanket.

3 weeks old, sweats a lot during sleep only, wears only a diaper at home, kicks light blanket off since week 1, only sleeps with receiving blanket.

See Doctor Your Now: Sweating is the body's only mechanism for thermoregulation. Over-bundling is a common cause & some babies like adults just sweat more. However a 3 wk old who "sweats a lot", wears only a diaper does require a thorough evaluation. Serious medical disorders can present with sweating at this age: congenital heart defects, tumors (neuroblastoma), & more. See your child's doctor now for assessment. ...Read more

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8 year old sweats excessively. During sleep, hair is saturated & beads of sweat on face. During play, his face drips with sweat. Friends not sweating.?

8 year old sweats excessively. During sleep, hair is saturated & beads of sweat on face. During play, his face drips with sweat. Friends not sweating.?

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. There are also medical canditions that can cause this condition like: thyroid disease, heart disease, medications, lung disease and others. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a 6 month old sweats profusely while sleeping?

Night sweats?: Night sweats in an infant are usually of no concern unless there are other symptoms. Make sure that the baby is not overdressed. If there are other symptoms the baby needs a visit to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby's neck & nape sweats while sleeping even in airconditioning. She's an active & healthy child otherwise. What could be wrong?

My 9 month old baby's neck & nape sweats while sleeping even in airconditioning. She's an active & healthy child otherwise. What could be wrong?

Probably okay: lokay to watch for now. If child is active, growing well, good energy and playful, this can be normal. if child weak, always tired, easily bruising, not feeding well, pale, sickly, not growing well, see a doc ...Read more

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My 3 month old baby gets sweat on her head when she cries and sleep. Should i be concerned?

My 3 month old baby gets sweat on her head when she cries and sleep. Should i be concerned?

Room to hot: It may be warm in her bedroom where she sleeps, or she could be overdressed. With her pajamas. Certain foods may also cause her to perspire. ...Read more

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My 18 months old sweats when sleeping (mostly his head) even though I keep the room cool. My older child never had this issue. Is this normal?

My 18 months old sweats when sleeping (mostly his head) even though I keep the room cool. My older child never had this issue. Is this normal?

Sure: This isn't cause for concern as long as everything else is ok. Some kids just sweat. Happy, feeding, growing well? If there are other problems then it merits an investigation. ...Read more

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Should i see my pcp for sweating during sleep (not as severe as night sweats, just bothersome)?

Should i see my pcp for sweating during sleep (not as severe as night sweats, just bothersome)?

Yes.: Sweating during sleep can be caused by a variety of underlying things, such as menopause, diabetes, thyroid issues, and various types of infections - so yes, you should see your doctor and make sure that you don't have an underlying cause. ...Read more

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Is sweating in sleep consider as night sweating? I mean if I sweat during sleep not particularly at nights I have night sweats? Or it is different

Is sweating in sleep consider as night sweating?  I mean if I sweat during sleep not particularly at nights I have night sweats?  Or it is different

If you are covered: in lots of blankets or the room is really hot and you sweat as any one might - that isn't really what is meant by night sweats. Night sweats are often drenching sweat and they probably aren't explained by lack of AC or fan.. ...Read more