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2 year old has started sweating from her head only during her day time naps. Is this normal? (Room temp 76 degrees with light blanket same as night)

2 year old has started sweating from her head only during her day time naps. Is this normal? (Room temp 76 degrees with light blanket same as night)

Can be normal: That is a pretty common thing for kids to have at that age. As long as she is eating normally, growing normally, meeting developmental milestones and doesn't have any other symptoms like fever it is likely normal. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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How long should my two year old sleep at night, and should he still be napping as well?

How long should my two year old sleep at night, and should he still be napping as well?

ZZZZZ.....: Your 2 year old son should sleep approximately 10-12 hours at night with a 2 hour nap during the early afternoon. Usually a good time to take a nap would be after he eats lunch. If he naps too late in the day it may interfere with falling asleep at night. ...Read more

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My two year old wont sleep she wont nap and wont even go to bed at night until at least 12. Wakes up at all hours what do I do?

My two year old wont sleep she wont nap and wont even go to bed at night until at least 12. Wakes up at all hours what do I do?

Sleep hygiene : I would encourage you to put he baby on a schedule for sleep.Ake day te fun, exciting and full of activities. Nigh is dark, quiet and boring. Make sure you put him to bed in his bed, in his own space, not in your room at the same time every night. Get him up at the same time in the morning. Do not let him nap late in the day and fill his days with activity. Follow the sleep hygiene answers. ...Read more

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My two year old doesn't nap, if he doesn't nap he falls asleep at 6:30pm and wakes up at 7:30 am, is it normal not to nap?

My two year old doesn't nap, if he doesn't nap he falls asleep at 6:30pm and wakes up at 7:30 am, is it normal not to nap?

Most 2 year olds: do still nap, but if he's sleeping well for 13 hours and is awake, playing, happy during the rest of the day, it is fine. If really want him to nap, you will need to gradually change his sleep cycle. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a dry cough for a few days now, it is so bad, its disrupting her sleep at night and nap time. Allergies? Any suggestions for meds?

My 2 year old has a dry cough for a few days now, it is so bad, its disrupting her sleep at night and nap time. Allergies? Any suggestions for meds?

Possible croup: By far most coughs in 2 year olds are simple viral infections that do not need any medication. If the cough sounds like a barking seal or dog then it may be croup which is a special viral infection in the vocal chords and is treated by your doctor with steriods. If he has a fever then you also might consider pneumonia. ...Read more

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I have a two year old son who weighs 26 lbs. He has a cough that keeps him from falling asleep. Is there cough medicine i could give him and how much?

I have a two year old son who weighs 26 lbs. He has a cough that keeps him from falling asleep. Is there cough medicine i could give him and how much?

Honey or codeine.: We prefer not to give cough suppressants to children that young. Often a teaspoon of honey will soothe the throat so that the cough is better. If the cough occurs hours after the child is asleep and especially if it is so severe that it induces vomiting then i would be concerned about cough variant asthma and would have the child checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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My two year old bent her knee backwards when catching it between two couches she would not let me touch it and then slowly relaxed and fell asleep?

My two year old bent her knee backwards when catching it between two couches she would not let me touch it and then slowly relaxed and fell asleep?

Wait and watch: If she has damaged or torn something, you will see it swell more over the next hour or so. The fact she was able to get to sleep tells me that the pain had subsided significantly, and hopefully she just hyperextended it a little bit. See how she is when she gets up. If she's doing well, then you can watch her. If she's favoring the knee, try a little motrin. If she won't bear weight, take her in. ...Read more

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My 10 month old & 2 year old fight their sleep. They don't want to take naps or go to sleep.At night. Is that normal? Will it hurt them health wise?

My 10 month old & 2 year old fight their sleep. They don't want to take naps or go to sleep.At night. Is that normal? Will it hurt them health wise?

Sleep hygeine: While it is not at all unusual for babies and infants to fight sleep, you still should work with them to establish a sleep routine and expectations about their sleep. What they learn about sleep now will likely affect their sleep habits for a lifetime. Especially at end of day, have a very specific routine to prepare for bed, then no tv, movies, etc to coerce sleep. Quiet room, quiet sleep! ...Read more

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My two year old found and ate a bit of a choco laxitive will she be ok ? She weighs about 26lbs and doesn't have a problem going to the bathroom she is asleep and seems fine but im very worried

My two year old found and ate a bit of a choco laxitive will she be ok ? She weighs about 26lbs and doesn't have a problem going to the bathroom she is asleep and seems fine but im very worried

Anytime : Anytime a child eats or drinks something they should not have such as a medication, cleaner, or non-food item, it's a good idea to place a call to the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. They have the most up-to-date information and in fact are one of the resources emergency room doctors use when a child comes in sick because of something non-food related they ate. They can often tell you whether you need to worry or not and what to do. The good news is that odds are, your child will just have loose stools for a day or two, but it's worth placing the call since it's better to be safe than sorry.


Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 year old son randomly stays awake for 20-24 hours at a time with no nap. He's not crabby or fighting his sleep, he's just simply awake! Help!

My 3 1/2 year old son randomly stays awake for 20-24 hours at a time with no nap. He's not crabby or fighting his sleep, he's just simply awake! Help!

Never heard of that: surprises me that he really can go that long with no sleep . must be getting some deep rest in that period . Most important would be his behaviors. most kids who do not get enough sleep are extremely irritable and fussy and hyper. Make sure there is no caffeine in his diet and that includes chocolate. Hopefully just a phase and he will get back to good solid night sleeping for 10 -11 hours. ...Read more

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My husband 33 years old has been undergo sweating while he is asleep and also shaking sometime in sleep from the past few days.I m vry tnsd please advis?

My husband 33 years old has been undergo sweating while he is asleep and also shaking sometime in sleep  from the past few days.I m vry tnsd please advis?

Night sweats: I am very concerned suspect infection first. May be a sign of tuberculosis can also be a white blood cancer called a lymphoma. He really and urgently needs to be evaluated by a ;hysician. ...Read more

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My 2 year old coughs only when she is asleep. She does that at night and when she naps. When she is awake, she is healthy and normal.

My 2 year old coughs only when she is asleep.  She does that at night and when she naps.  When she is awake, she is healthy and normal.

Doctor visit: This symptom can be due to a number of things, but nighttime cough in children can be a symptom of asthma. Your child should be evaluated by a doctor for this condition. ...Read more

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I accidentally gave my 2 year old 2 tsp instead of 2.5ml will she be ok? She is asleep now.

I accidentally gave my 2 year old 2 tsp instead of 2.5ml will she be ok? She is asleep now.

Specify medicine: Pl specify what medicine was given for proper advice. If you meant Tylenol, (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, the two most common meds used for children, one accidental overdose would generally not harm the child but warrants follow up with your child's doctor for Assessment of potential although rare, harmful effects on liver and kidneys, and blood testing as indicated. ...Read more

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My 2 year old's eyes move constantly while shes asleep and she twitches.. Why could this be? She is seeing a neuro soon should I bring it up to them?

My 2 year old's eyes move constantly while shes asleep and she twitches.. Why could this be? She is seeing a neuro soon should I bring it up to them?

REM: This could quite simply be normal rem sleep. It is unlikley to be a seizure, because you would notice this during the day time as well. ...Read more

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I'm flying 12-1/2 hours with my 2-1/2-year-old son. Last time we flew, he screamed 6 hours straight. What can I give him to keep him asleep or calm?

I'm flying 12-1/2 hours with my 2-1/2-year-old son. Last time we flew, he screamed 6 hours straight. What can I give him to keep him asleep or calm?

I wouldn't: The best aid for a nervous child is natural sleep.I encourage parents to get the kids up early for a few days before the flight so they are exhausted during the event and likely to sleep for most of it. If you try diphenhydramine, which is in most sleep aids, try it before the flight because up to 10% get hyper on it. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son stood on top of the bathroom mirror and fell & landed right on his head he fell at 10:54 pm and my mom told me to keep him awake he just fell asleep at 11:35 pm but his eyes are so low could he just be tired? After he hit his head ?

My 2 year old son stood on top of the bathroom mirror and fell & landed right on his head he fell at 10:54 pm and my mom told me to keep him awake he just fell asleep at 11:35 pm but his eyes are so low could he just be tired? After he hit his head ?

I have understand...: ....What you mean by "his eyes are so low." if you mean his eyes have been pushed down by impact, call 911. Children bang their heads all the time. If he's running around and playing, he's fine. If there was a loss of consciousness, disorientation (not knowing who/where he is, not recognizing you etc.), repeated episodes of vomiting, odd behavior etc., then seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What causes a woman to have difficulty falling asleep and waking and sweating a lot during sleep?

What causes a woman to have difficulty falling asleep and waking and sweating a lot during sleep?

Could be serious: This may be indicative of a serious medical condition: inflammatory diseases or even cancer. Also funny infections can do the same thing. I would see your doctor right away and get evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes a person to have difficulty falling asleep and waking and sweating a lot during sleep?

What causes a person to have difficulty falling asleep and waking and sweating a lot during sleep?

Sleep apnea: Most certainly you have sleep apnea with its classical adrenergic response (sweating, tachycardia) with fragmented sleep, insomnia associated with sleep apnea and poor sleep quality. Get a sleep study and a machine... ...Read more

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During the day i nap, b4 i even fall asleep if i do, i sweat all over except hands and feet. Soon as I sit up I stop sweating. ?

During the day i nap, b4 i even fall asleep if i do, i sweat all over except hands and feet. Soon as I sit up I stop sweating. ?

Unusual: That's unusual I've never heard of someone who sweating is positional. If you're having fever this could be a sign of infection. If you're having diarrhea this could be something of a carcinoid tumor. This could also be due to anxiety !Visit your primary care physician for specific diagnosis and treatment ...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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Is there anything u can give a two year old to help him sleep? Is tylenol (acetaminophen) pm safe?

Yes- not a sleep med: Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM is safe at the recommended dose for your child. However, it should be used if he or she is sick rather than as a sleep medication. Once in a while that is not a problem. But regular use in that way will not teach your child how to calm down and get to sleep without meds. That is not what it is for. I also suspect that regular use is not safe. ...Read more

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Night sweats common for 22 year old female? Just started happening two nights ago. Don't disrupt sleep and haven't lost weight.

Night sweats: There are many causes for night sweats from the clothes you wear to bed to the food you eat a night. If you are on medication that could cause itor you may be coming down with an infection discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has fever that comes and goes. The feverlasts for an hour. During that time, she just wants to sleep.After that, she acts normal with no vomit etc. What can bethe cause? Can it be anything serious?

My 2 year old has fever that comes and goes. The feverlasts for an hour. During that time, she just wants to sleep.After that, she acts normal with no vomit etc. What can bethe cause? Can it be anything serious?

None well studied.: I don't know of any "natural anti-fungals" to combat valley fever. If you have a good immune system and it's not disseminated valley fever, then most people heal up well on their own. The things you can do to get better quicker are: don't drink alcohol or smoke, get plenty of rest, lower your stress levels (lots of positive thoughts), and have close follow up with your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My two year old sounds like a dog whimpering while trying to sleep. Is this normal? He hasnt been sleeping well for two weeks.

My two year old sounds like a dog whimpering while trying to sleep. Is this normal? He hasnt been sleeping well for two weeks.

No: This is probably from the automatic brain and the easiest way to upset it is by poor diet. Try getting rid of all the sugar and even milk and see if it makes a difference. The commonest cause of almost everything in the U.S. Is high calorie malnutrition. ...Read more

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My two year old chocked on water a few times today while drinking from a cup. He keeps on coughing in his sleep every hour or so. Should I be worried?

My two year old chocked on water a few times today while drinking from a cup. He keeps on coughing in his sleep every hour or so. Should I be worried?

Pediatric exam: I suggest an examination. Your child may have inadvertently "inhaled" ( aspirated) water while drinking and should be examined and probably x-rayed. ...Read more

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My friend has a two year old son who doesn't sleep at night what could be the reason?

My friend has a two year old son who doesn't sleep at night what could be the reason?

Over stimulation: The child may be overstimulatedbefore being put to bed, he may be teething or hemay behaving nightmares. All these conditions should prompt your friend to take his child to the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Napping is a normal part of a baby's sleep routine. They typically sleep more than 12 hours out of 24 throughout the first year, but not all of ...Read more


Dr. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more