Childhood Diseases

Posted by: keke | 2009-01-08


Baby grinding teeth/Sweaty

My 11 months old son has a tendecy of grinding his milk teeth...whats wrong with him. my mother says he mighty be having worms in his tummy whats all this.

2ndly he is the most sweaty child i have ever seen...he sweat when breastfeeding, after bath, when eating (even if its cold food) when sleeping even on a very cold night. as a result he sleeps without a blanket on...i worry about this coz he ends up with blocked noise. what can i do?

Expert's Reply



Many babies sweat excessively in the early months of life until their bodies learn to deal with temperature changes. However your baby seems to be sweating more than one would expect. There are certain conditions that can cause this especially TB. It would be best for him to be seen by a paediatrician.
Teeth grinding is quite common in babies as they get used to having their teeth. It can continue for several years until the permanent teeth appear, but usually disappears before that. In some cases pinworms are thought to be the cause and a single dose of Vermox syrup 5ml will treat the worms.You will need to wait until he is 12 months old before giving the worm syrup.

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