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My son wakes up sweating at night, what could be wrong?

My son wakes up sweating at night, what could be wrong?

Sweating at Night: Could just be a bad dream, but i would recommend getting this checked out by his pediatrician. This could represent a fever or infection or other serious medical condition. ...Read more

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Sweating At Night (Definition)

Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more


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8 year old, sweating at night even with air conditioner etc. Says it wakes her up as she's burning and it hurts. Hx joint pain, no diagnosis for it.

8 year old, sweating at night even with air conditioner etc. Says it wakes her up as she's burning and it hurts. Hx joint pain, no diagnosis for it.

Fever, joint pain: There are many infections, often viral, that combine fever with joint pains, but there are also non-infectious inflammatory conditions that do this, including Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, collagen vascular diseases, and so on. If this continues it would be prudent to have her seen and evaluated by a pediatrician. Take her temps, record pulse and respirations and take this with you. ...Read more

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What leads to sweating at night ?

What leads to sweating at night ?

Many causes: There are many causes of night sweats, including infections and hormone cycles. Check with your doctor for your specific issues. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sweating at night?

What is the definition or description of: sweating at night?

Night sweats: Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. That's a different problem! ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my cold sweating at night?

What can be done to stop my cold sweating at night?

Start here: Typically sweating, either hot or cold is a side effect from something else. I would recommend staying away from caffeine, particularly after noon. Also make sure clothing and bedsheets are loose. Typically this is not normal in premenopausal women unless caused by something else, so it is persistent, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is sweating at night a sign for your menopause?

Can be: Night sweats are one of the common symptoms of menopause. Make sure your bedroom is cool before you go to sleep. If your sleep is interrupted most nights you might want to talk to your doctor about how to get relief. ...Read more

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Why lymphoma can cause sweating at night?

Why lymphoma can cause sweating at night?

B symptoms: B symptoms refer to systemic symptoms of fever, night sweats, and weight loss which can be associated with both hodgkin's lymphoma and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. The presence or absence of b symptoms has prognostic significance and is reflected in the staging of these lymphomas. Similar systemic symptoms can be found in non-cancerous states such as tuberculosis and various inflamm or rheumatologic dz. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive sweating at night?

What can cause excessive sweating at night?

Excessive sweating: There are many causes. The Mayo clinic has posted a good article related to excessive sweating. If you have access to a computer look it up. If not go to your local library and they should be able to help you find what you are looking for. ...Read more

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Is sweating at night a sign that your fever is breaking?

Sweating: Sweating is a way that the skin ...The largest organ cools . It can represent that you fever is breaking although it may return later without treating the cause of your fever. ...Read more

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Night Sweats (Definition)

Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more


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Perspiration (Definition)

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


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