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My 2yo sweats excessively (head/back) after running around & when he falls asleep. His head is literally soaked. Any cause for concern?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not necessarily

The head of a kid that age is a relatively large part of their body surface area and an easy portal to discard heat/sweat after running around.
If the kid is robust, engaging in vigorous play,feeding well and growing normally I would have little concern.If he has only brief active periods followed by prolonged rest, I would want him evaluated.

In brief: Not necessarily

The head of a kid that age is a relatively large part of their body surface area and an easy portal to discard heat/sweat after running around.
If the kid is robust, engaging in vigorous play,feeding well and growing normally I would have little concern.If he has only brief active periods followed by prolonged rest, I would want him evaluated.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Mgt

I would suggest a pulse oximetry, Blood Pressure measurement and cardiac evaluation by your PCP.
Sometimes these symptoms are related to cardiac causes. A virtual appointment is also available.

In brief: Mgt

I would suggest a pulse oximetry, Blood Pressure measurement and cardiac evaluation by your PCP.
Sometimes these symptoms are related to cardiac causes. A virtual appointment is also available.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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