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Impetigo? If and infant 4 months of age gets hot quickly and is sweating can impetigo come on faster. He was swaddled had a bib on and long sleeves.

Impetigo? If and infant 4 months of age gets hot quickly and is sweating can impetigo come on faster. He was swaddled had a bib on and long sleeves.

Unlikely: Sweating is a natural body function and has no direct effect on whether an infant would acquire such an infection. A baby of this age should not be swaddled to begin with, for sleep or otherwise. Babies can strangle themselves in such a set up. ...Read more

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My infant is sweating during feeding, can this be a sign of pulmonary hypertension?

My infant is sweating during feeding, can this be a sign of pulmonary hypertension?

Possibly: Could be pulmonary hypertension. It could also be from a respiratory problem, heart problem, or in fact (and hopefully) nothing at all. I strongly recommend you take your child to see the pediatrician as soon as reasonably possible (not an emergency, but during day hours). ...Read more

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My babe ( infant ) she is 25 days old have heart defect she is sweating when she is sleeping , what is the reasons and the treatments , thanks?

My babe ( infant ) she is 25 days old have heart defect she is sweating when she is sleeping , what is the reasons and the treatments , thanks?

Sweating: Your child is sweating because of the increased metabolic rate if her heart. She should be under the care of a cardiologist, especially since she may need to be digitilized. ...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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A hard lump behind an infants ear, it grows.. Not to fast but still grows, she often gets febrile seizures , and sweats a lot .Does this sound scary?

A hard lump behind an infants ear, it grows.. Not to fast but still grows, she often gets febrile seizures , and sweats a lot .Does this sound scary?

Probably not: Usually these are small lymph nodes (glands) or a small cyst and generally are benign. I can not see it being related to the other issues. Ask your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 6 months old baby is sweating always why?

My 6 months old baby is sweating always why?

Many Possibilites: A baby wearing too many layers of clothing will sweat. Your baby only needs one extra layer of clothing compared to an adult. Also babies are very sensitive to heat and humidity. However if your child is sweating especially during feedings, not feeding well and not growing well- make sure she/he is evaluated by a pediatrician. These symptoms together may suggest a heart problem. ...Read more

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Why are baby feet excessively sweating?

Why are baby feet excessively sweating?

They are not: normally excessively sweaty, unless there is a condition that brings that about. Babies should not sweat when they are eating, or taking a cool comforting bath. Cold sweats can be a sign of congenital heart disease, infection or sleep apnea. If the baby is cooled, and he/she still sweats profusely, please take him/her to a doctor right away. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Will using baby powder prevent excessive sweating?

Will using baby powder prevent excessive sweating?

No.: Talcum powder will absorb sweat that has already been excreted, but it cannot prevent sweating; your sweat glands don't know whether you are applying powder or not. Several preventative treatments, both topical and oral, are available, but most require a prescription. ...Read more

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My 15months old baby is excessively sweating especially when he's asleep.

My 15months old baby is excessively sweating especially when he's asleep.

Pretty common: Some babies sweat a lot on their heads and usually doesn't indicate any problem. Are there any other symptoms? Is the child eating well, growing normally, meeting developmental milestones? Ask your pediatrician to check the child and make sure no testing needs to be done, but again, it is usually not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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5 month old baby temperature 96 degrees and sweating, not acting himself?

5 month old baby temperature 96 degrees and sweating, not acting himself?

Hyothermia: Low body temperature in infants is equally concerning as excessively high body temperatures. An evaluation for infection is warranted, urgently. ...Read more

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If I were to put baby powder under my breasts, would it prevent me from sweating there?

If I were to put baby powder under my breasts, would it prevent me from sweating there?

No: It will not prevent the actual sweating but it may dry up the sweat and keep you from noticing it. ...Read more

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Can putting daily baby powder under your arms reduce your sweating?

Can putting daily baby powder under your arms reduce your sweating?

Baby Powder: Parents have used baby powder for years to help reduce diaper rash, and those same properties can help adults with sweating problems. Baby powder can absorb sweat and keep down sweat production in areas where there's skin-on-skin contact, like the underarms or thighs. The fragrance can also mask body odor. ...Read more

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My baby is sweating on her head when breasting and sleeping it starts when she was 3 months and now she is 5 months. is it normal ?

My baby is sweating on her head when breasting and sleeping it starts when she was 3 months and now she is 5 months. is it normal ?

Normal!: Babies often sweat even when we're comfortable - it helps them regulate their temperature. Many newborns have sweaty heads when they are breast feeding! ...Read more

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My baby's 4mon check up is in 1 week. Recently her head started sweating when I breastfeed her. Should I take her in now or is it safe to wait?

My baby's 4mon check up is in 1 week. Recently her head started sweating when I breastfeed her. Should I take her in now or is it safe to wait?

Any other symptoms?: Any other symptoms? Does she tire feeding? Does she take less than previously? If feeding ok and otherwise acting well, and it seems that only the sweating is the issue, then you probably can wait to see dr until next week. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months old, will be four months on Friday. She is cold, clammy and sweating excessively. Is this normal or should I take her to the ER?

My baby is 3 months old, will be four months on Friday. She is cold, clammy and sweating excessively. Is this normal or should I take her to the ER?

Hard to say: You don't give much to go on. A sweaty clammy baby may just be overdressed.Other issues? Change in feeding pattern, lethargy? disinterest in play? excessive sleepiness? If the kid has been normal all day & this is all, it may be nothing. If your "mommy" sense is tingling and you think there is something wrong, take her in, you won't sleep if you don't. ...Read more

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Our baby is 7 months old & today has started sweating on the back of his neck when asleep, he has been drinking a lot as well, is this normal?

Our baby is 7 months old & today has started sweating on the back of his neck when asleep, he has been drinking a lot as well, is this normal?

See the pediatrician: Is the child otherwise thriving? Is the sleeping area too hot? Is the child in heavy or plastic garments or blankets? Any fever? Crying? Very active? Any meds or supplements? ...Read more

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Went for therapy for an hour & was so hot in the room i startd sweating.I tried to cool down bt sweated through.Im 32 weeks can this harm my baby? :(

Went for therapy for an hour & was so hot in the room i startd sweating.I tried to cool down bt sweated through.Im 32 weeks can this harm my baby? :(

Unclear: It is not clear what type of therapy you were doing and for what problem. Contact your doctor to clarify what type of therapy has been prescribed and depending on what you are doing perhaps some temperature adjustments can be made to avoid overheating ...Read more