Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Trying | 2012/02/09

Q.

Sweat

hi doc

My son is only 3 years &  sweats a lots when he is sleeping, whether it''s hot or not.I will put him in bed for few minutes &  when I check on him i will find the pillow wet.is this normal?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is usually entirely normal in young children especially if your son is healthy and growing well and not coughing. If your son is underweight and is coughing especially at night and if he sweats mainly at night then you should take him to see a doctor as night sweats may be a sign of TB in children.

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