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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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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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My 1yr old sweats a lot in her sleep (mainly her head). Should i be concerned?

My 1yr old sweats a lot in her sleep (mainly her head). Should i be concerned?

Yes: It is typical of an imbalance in the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. By far the commonest cause is the nature of diet, particularly sugar in all its different forms. Sweating like this is typical of dysautonomia. Go to my blog entitled "oxygen, the spark of life" it explains why dysautonomia is so common. ...Read more

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My daughter is 7 months and sweats from her head and neck while feeding and sleeping? What is the reason?

My daughter is 7 months and sweats from her head and neck while feeding and sleeping? What is the reason?

See answer: Many mothers report that their babies were "sweaters": after eating, while sleeping, during pooping, etc. Most often a normal variation just like in adults. Rarely a sign of some underling problem especially if baby otherwise is healthy with no other symptoms and well-baby checks are normal. Of course, important to make sure that the baby is not overdressed and too warm as the cause of his sweatng. ...Read more

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I am having night time sweats when i working on the computer and sleeping. What can cause this. It causing me to be light headed and uncomfortable?

I am having night time sweats when i working on the computer and sleeping. What can cause this. It causing me to be light headed and uncomfortable?

Lots of possibilitie: Many things can cause night sweats including medications and several medical conditions. Would recommend hat you see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 3yr old son had a PDA a closure and has a diagnosed coronary fisula which is being monitored. His head sweats a lot when sleeping.How can I help?

My 3yr old son had a PDA a closure and has a diagnosed  coronary fisula which is being monitored. His head sweats a lot when sleeping.How can I help?

See below: There are lots of causes for sweating and cardiac disease is one cause. However the lesions you mention should not be causing this. I would make sure no obvious causes like room to warm, over dressed or too many blankets. If not the case you should discuss with the pediatrician to address other causes for the sweating. ...Read more

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My 2yo sweats excessively (head/back) after running around & when he falls asleep. His head is literally soaked. Any cause for concern?

My 2yo sweats excessively (head/back) after running around & when he falls asleep. His head is literally soaked. Any cause for concern?

Not necessarily: The head of a kid that age is a relatively large part of their body surface area and an easy portal to discard heat/sweat after running around. If the kid is robust, engaging in vigorous play,feeding well and growing normally I would have little concern.If he has only brief active periods followed by prolonged rest, I would want him evaluated. ...Read more

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Why does my head sweat when i sleep?

Why does my head sweat when i sleep?

Normal: A lot of people do. Some more than others. It's quite normal. It's your body's way of keeping you from getting too hot. But if it bothers you, try using thinner covers and keep your body temperature a little cooler at night. Most people sleep better when they are cooler anyway. ...Read more