Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/10

Q.

Nigthsweats in 6 year old

Hi dr

My son is 6 and healthy. For the last 2-3 weeks he has been experiencing terrible night sweats, his bedding and PJ needs chaning in the middle of the night,

he does not have nightmares, fevers, pain or anything like that. We havent been to a malaria area and his bedroom and bedding is not too warm.

What could cause this??

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

One of the most common symptoms of TB in children is night sweats. Please ask your doctor to see your son.

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