Night sweats can be a scourge for adults and children alike, although they are more frequent in the lives of menopausal women. Children, who have night sweats, do not have any idea of such happenings and it is for his parents to identify the symptoms and take a decision for a consult with the doctor.
Night sweats in children are profusion of sweats occurring at night. It may be necessary to replace your child’s nightdress multiple times during the night. This may not be a regular occurrence and in some cases there could be long duration between two episodes.
Natural causes of night sweat in children are flabbiness and sleep apnea. Diseases like cerebral palsy, diabetes, leukemia, autoimmune disease and tuberculosis could also initiate night sweats in children. Doctors consider such night sweats in children as hot flashes as there is a medical explanation to its happenings. Environmental reasons such as a warm room, putting on a number of dresses while sleeping, ingestion of spicy foodstuff prior to sleeping can also contribute to the causes of night sweats in children.
Children who are prone to night sweats will have only low energy levels when he wakes up. Your child and the bed sheet he slept in would be soaked in sweat. In some cases, there is the possibility of a slight fever, loss in weight and diarrhoea. The symptoms appear to be that of flu, but the child will return to health in a few days.
If you are unable to discover any valid medical causes for the night sweats of your child, a few adjustments in the sleeping room of your child will be of help. The room temperature should be a comfortable minimum. Let your child drink a lot of water as it could replenish the water lost from the body through sweat. Do not let the child to overexert prior to bed as this could increase the body heat. The night dress should be light and only one blanket need to be used. If night sweat of your child is caused by some medical problems, a doctor would be the right choice to prescribe a medicine.
Even though the problem appears mild, causes of night sweat in children should be viewed seriously. Even after taking precautions in sleeping comfort such as regulation in room temperature, if night sweat persists followed by fever or soreness, you need to consult your doctor.