Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tershia | 2010/10/05



Dear Doctor
My daughter is 5 years old from 6 month i notice that she sweat a lot even during winter time whe she has alot of clotes on. She sweats a lot and when she sleep it is worse because her hair gets wet and even the pillow then she starts to cough when eveyting is wet. What can the problem be.

Expert's Reply



Many children can sweat like this especially at night while their bodies are getting used to adjusting to the surrounding temperature. This does not usually go on for longer than 2 years. In this country we are always concerned about a child of your daughter's age who has such severe night sweats as this may be a sign of TB. Please ask your doctor to test your child for TB.

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Posted by: hMom | 2010/10/05

She is dressed too warm - she is probably a warm blooded child. I made the same mistake and my child also got terribly hot and sweaty from very yourng Now that i dress her in cotton clothing and at night i just put a vest on her and her flannel pj''s and leave her open with no blankets on she sleeps like a dream.
Good luck

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