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Sweat in the 7-month-old baby

Sweat in the 7-month-old baby

Question:

- My boy is 7 months old and he sweats a lot when he suck (at breastfeeding) when eating and when playing (he has 9.5 kg). I do not wear it thick and yet it sweats since I was little. It is normal? Breathe hard even if it is not cold, the nose does not flow and yet it is clogged is it possible to have polyps at this age? If yes can I operate (being so small)?

Answer:

Sweating is produced by sweat glands in conditions of stress, emotions, physical exertion, high external environment temperature. Also, sweating can increase in certain pathological situations: fever, infectious diseases, anemia, rickets diabetes, endocrine disorders etc.

Sweating is produced by sweat glands in conditions of stress, emotions, physical exertion, high external environment temperature. Also, sweating can increase in certain pathological situations: fever, infectious diseases, anemia, rickets diabetes, endocrine disorders etc.
For a 7-month-old child, both sucking and playing represent enough physical effort to sweat.
If this perspiration occurs even in resting conditions (sleep) without the room temperature being raised and the clothing too thick, if it is abundant or other signs or symptoms appear, ask your pediatrician to rule out the presence of an illness.


Regarding the adenoid vegetation (polyps) they can also appear at this age although they are more frequent after the age of 1 year. Adenoidectomy (an operation to remove the polyps) can be performed after the age of 8 months but interventions in children under one year are frequently accompanied by recurrences.
An ENT specialist can confirm the presence of adenoid vegetation and can advise you on the need or not of an intervention: even if adenoid vegetations are present, their removal is only necessary if they cause significant clinical manifestations.
On the other hand, nasal obstruction may also have other causes, not only the presence of polyps (for example, an allergic rhinitis), so if symptoms persist an ENT consultation would be helpful.
Alina Pop-Began
- Resident doctor - Anesthesia and Intensive Care-
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