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My 7 month old baby sweats a lot when eating, crying, or sleeping. Otherwise, he seems all normal.?

My 7 month old baby sweats a lot when eating, crying, or sleeping.  Otherwise, he seems all normal.?

Normal: Some babies and older children sweat more than others so this is not unusual. Nothing needs to be done. If you are concerned talk with your pediatrician. ...Read more

Sweats A Lot (Definition)

Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can sometimes be a symptom of medical conditions such as thyroid problems, diabetes or infection. It occurs when sweating exceeds s what is anticipated for activity level ...Read more


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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?

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

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Baby sweats profusely in the heat at certain times of the day, is that ok?

Baby sweats profusely in the heat at certain times of the day, is that ok?

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

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My two month baby sweats a lot, is this gud?

My two month baby sweats a lot, is this gud?

Sweating: Have your baby evaluated by your pediatrician. He may have a heart problem. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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My 1yr old sweats a lot at night recently. Normal?

Night sweats: There are many reasons for night sweats from overdressing to congenital heart disease. Discuss the problem with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 3yo daughter sweats a lot when she sleeps. Is this normal?

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

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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

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

Sweaty sleeper: Some kids are sweaty, some with stimulation, say, from a dream. Is your child growing and gaining weight? Happy and playful? Dress in light cotton sleepwear and breathable covers. ...Read more

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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

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

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My 3month sweats alot crying feeding sleeping is that normal?

My 3month sweats alot crying feeding sleeping is that normal?

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

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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 wife sweats a lot all year round?

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

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My wife sweats a lot all year round but not in bed.

My wife sweats a lot all year round  but not in bed.

Excessive sweating: While excessive sweating can be common as a vasomotor symptom of the post menopausal woman, also consider conditions such as Insulin resistance and hyperthyroidism as metabolic reasons for excessive sweating. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sweats a lot?

What is the definition or description of: Sweats a lot?

Sweats a lot: Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can sometimes be a symptom of medical conditions such as thyroid problems, diabetes or infection. It occurs when sweating exceeds s what is anticipated for activity level or surrounding temperature . ...Read more

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Does someone who sweats a lot need more water than usual?

Does someone who sweats a lot need more water than usual?

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

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What is the best antiperspirant for someone who sweats a lot?

What is the best antiperspirant for someone who sweats a lot?

Hyperhidrosis: Compounded topical Glycopyrrolate 3% used at night is very effective for hyperhidrosis and very well tolerated. You will need a prescription and a compounding pharmacy to have the topical medication made. ...Read more

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Feels too much heat even when it's not that hot and sweats a lot. Is this a problem?

Vague: Not enough information. Your DR will determine if you are sick, if you have overactive thyroid, hyperhidrosis, etc. Are you very heavy? Losing weight? Fevers? Tremors? etc ...Read more

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My hands sweats a lot so how do I prevent it?

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

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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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Hi I'm a 13 year old female who sweats a lot in my armpits?

Hi I'm a 13 year old female who sweats a lot in my armpits?

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

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I have 11 yrs old son, i'm wonder why he sweats a lot but only on his head?

I have 11 yrs old son, i'm wonder why he sweats  a lot but only on his head?

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

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