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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: concerned | 2004/03/11

Q.

sweat

i have a 6 mnth old who sweats a lot when she's asleep, i change her 3 to 4 times at night .could anything be wrong ? could she get a cold from this. i'm worried

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

At this age sweating is usually due to being overdressed. Make sure she does not have any fever that will definitely require evaluation.

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Posted by: concerned | 2004/03/16

i dont think i overdress her she usully sleeps in her jumpsiut only with no vest inside. could the fever be dangerous ? thanks Heidi

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Posted by: Heidi | 2004/03/11

I have same problem with my 7 month old daughter, when she sleeps and after a bath (even if i make the water cooler than 37 degrees) and also when drinking her bottle, she sweats on her forehead, behind her neck and down her back, it seems too much for such a little person but i thought it was due to her being a whole 10.5 kg. She was a 3.8kg baby and i try to give her lots of water to average out the weight gain, but where is all this sweat coming from doc, maybe I am overdressing her for the summer or what? what medical condition could possibly cause this, hope none!

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