Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Bongi | 2009/02/18

Q.

Sweating at night

My 6 year old son sweats profusely during the first hour of him falling asleep. The pillow gets wet so does the duvet. Is this normal? is it a sign of some sickness. What do I need to do?
From Concerned Mom

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very common and is usually perfectly normal. The only problem is that in this country we are always concerned about TB and one of the signs of TB in young children is night sweats . For this reason it is best to have him checked by his doctor.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.