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Has anyone had a child that does not sweat?

My son is 5 yrs old he gets over heated fast. I have noticed he does not sweat. Has anyone heard of this?

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Asked by mom2alilmonkey at 7:10 PM on May. 26, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • if he does not sweat he need to be seen by a dr
    good luck

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 7:17 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • Nope. Your son needs to see a doctor, it is not safe for someone to not sweat.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:03 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • Dehydration comes to mind, but there are other reasons a child might not sweat, so definately get him to a doc ASAP, as not sweating can be life-threatening.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:48 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • Actually I have heard of it.Its a rare disease that causes them not to sweat and can be life threatining.He could have a heat stroke from not sweating.Please get him to a doc ASAP and gl momma.

    Answer by swtangelksses at 12:40 AM on May. 27, 2009

  • Thank you for your responses : } I already have an appt. with his dr.

    Answer by mom2alilmonkey at 1:13 PM on May. 27, 2009

  • My special needs brother does not sweat at all. NEver has. He has a condition called Diabetes Insipidus. He also has excessive thirst and could and will drink a gallon a water within minutes. Good luck at your appt. Hope they find answers for you.

    Answer by sarahwsmith77 at 7:03 PM on Jun. 3, 2009

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