Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ABC | 2007/02/19

Q.

oversweating

Hi, my son is 11months, en he sweats to much that his t-shirt get so wet ud swear som1 threw water on him, even in winter he doesnt wear a jersey & he sleeps naked, otherwise his pyjamas get soaking wet. I took him to the doctor who told me its normal for kids to sweat alot, but how cum my friends babies dont sweat that much. is she right is it normal, am i overeactiong.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is quite normal and seems to be more common in boys and in big babies and children. You must dress him in cotton clothing only and do not cover him too warmly at night. This over-heating tendency will get less with time, but occasionally goes on right into adult life.

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