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Is It Normal That Baby Sweats When Eating Or Crying
My 7 month old baby sweats a lot when eating, crying, or sleeping. Otherwise, he seems all normal.?
2 months old is very fussy after eating. He passes tons of very smelly gas and sweats a lot while crying/gassy, throws up 1-2/ day. Mylicon doesn't work?
Doctor's exam needed: A 2 month old baby normally does not have bad-smelling poop nor smelly gas. If that is happening, the doctor can examine the baby and look for infectious causes such as viral or bacteria causes. Also, a few babies have trouble digesting what they eat, thus leading to bad-smelling poop and gas. Two months is still very young, so a parent should not wait. ...Read more
Maybe: Sweating is produced by activity of the sympathetic branch of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system and responds to ambient (environment) temperature. Make sure that you are not covering the baby up too much with clothing, blankets etc. If this is not the problem it could be something as simple as sugar in the diet, even if that does sound strange to you! ...Read more
My 6month old baby sweats a lot thus making her smell like an old one. She doesn't smell like a baby anymore. Can I use cologne?
Problem: That type of profuse sweating in a baby that little usually can be sign of serious problem like a heart issue, do not use cologne, bring baby to pediatrician. ...Read more
My 2 week old baby sweats from the forehead feedings or as he lays down for naps and wen he tries to poop even though no poop comes out. Is this norm?
Possibly: but sweating during feelings can sometimes be a sign of problems with the heart. Your pediatrician should be able to sort this out. Prompt evaluation is important. ...Read more
I have a 6 month old baby boy he has a very hot head at times and sweats a lot. Is it normal to have a very hot head?
Probably ok: This is probably ok. It is summertime and hot in most areas of the US now. Be sure and dress him lightly, just a onsie. Check for temperature with a rectal thermometer, if it is over 99.4 undress him completely and recheck it. Sometimes babies just get a bit warm. Anything above 100.4 and you need to let your pediatrician know. ...Read more
My 6 month old baby boy has a very hot head and he sweats a lot. I checked with doctor he says its normal. But I m worried.is it normal?
Check: Check his temperature in his bottom. If this is normal, make sure his environment is cool. Babies generally sweat to remove excess heat from their bodies. All the best. ...Read more
See pediatrician: See pediatric doctor for check up just to make sure there are n. ...Read more
Many reasons: It may be normal, but on the other hand, there are a variety of reasons ranging from a room that is to warm, the food that she eats or in the extreme have a cardiac problem. ...Read more
My head sweats a lot, even with light activity ( like vacuuming) by the time i'm done my head and hair are soaked with sweat. Is this normal?
NOT NORMAL: See an specialist endocrinologist or even a family doctor to refer you to the right professional ...Read more
Hi i have a 4yr old that sweats a lot when sleeping. his body temperature is 99.3. What can be causing this?His pediatrician saysits normal Im worried
6 weeks old with possible digestive problems hello I have a 6 week old baby and he has been vomiting every night and during the day as well he sweats a lot he is very gassy and and is very hard to burp sometimes he wont even burp at all his poop is a pea
Vomiting : Vomiting in a six week old infant needs to be evaluated by a doctor promptly. It could be something common such as gastroesophageal reflux disease or it could be something more serious such as pyloric stenosis (a 6 week old boy is the prime age and gender for this). Either way, you should call his doctor and have him seen as soon as possible. Once he has been examined, your doctor will be able to give appropriate suggestions on how to treat him. Good luck! ...Read more
Not normal: Three month olds can cry periodically but crying a lot may be a sign of some medical problem. Also sweating is not normal in a 3 month old and may be a sign of infection. Please take the baby to your pediatrician or today. If that is not possible take the baby to an urgent car or to the Emergency Department, ...Read more
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
Types of sweat:
Different reasons for and types of sweating.
The sweating exclusive to the groin and armpits reflects emotion: for instance anxiety and sexual arousal.
The sweating that occurs away from these areas is more related to cooling the body, much the way a radiator cools a car. Generally more sweating in heavier individuals, because fat acts as an insulator for heat accumulated with exertion. ...Read more
Tea soaks: Take a few teabags and soak in warm water and a few teabags. ...Read more
Yes: You need to replenish what you are losing, otherwise, you will dehydrate. Sweating can be the obvious sign of water lose, but when you breath more deeply during exercise, you also lose a lot of moisture in breathing. ...Read more
Sweat Treatment: Iontophoresis is the most effective treatment for hand sweating. Alternatively, one can use clinical strength antiperspirant available off the shelf. The secret is to apply it at night before bed. It can be washed in the morning and will still work. ...Read more
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
Normal: Sweating in the arm pits is normal. There are variations in the amount of sweat among different people the same as there are variations in other things. Try using antiperspirants and if the problem persists, you may wish to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Hyperhidrosis: He may have primary hyperhidrosis (cause unknown and more common) or secondary hyperhidrosis (due to underlying medical condition such as thyroid or endocrine problem). Primary hyperhidrosis is treated with topicals (ie: aluminum chloride or drysol), iontophoresis, or botox. Secondary is treated by addressing the underlying medical condition. ...Read more
My 8yr son said his but cheeks hurt. Inside them it is red. Over the counters to try first? He sweats a lot. Different underpants maybe?
Dermatitis: You should start by applying a nice moisturizer (cream or ointment) 2-3 times a day ...Read more
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