Q7. What causes excessive sweating in children?

A7. If you are the parent of a child with excessive sweating then it is natural that you will be anxious about the causes of their condition.

If you have a teenager then this condition is likely to be caused by changes in their hormone levels and bodies which can be difficult to deal with. It is often the case that teenagers sweat more than adults although this does settle down once they have reached adulthood.

Very young children are prone to excess sweating in the form of a fever as part of an illness or disease. But very often it is due to a surfeit of energy and hyperactivity before bedtime!

Children are often overactive at night time and this translates as excessive sweating. When coupled with thick pyjamas and heavy bedding then sleep hyperhidrosis is the end result.

This also happens when the child’s bedroom is too warm or they are covered with too much bedding.

But sleep hyperhidrosis in children can be caused by a medical condition such as an overactive thyroid.

Find out more about the causes of this condition in our sleep hyperhidrosis section.

Excessive sweating FAQ:

Excessive sweating FAQs

  1. What is 'excessive sweating?'
  2. Can you inherit excessive sweating?
  3. Who is most likely to get excessive sweating?
  4. Is there more than one type of excessive sweating?
  5. What is 'nocturnal hyperhidrosis?'
  6. Do night sweats affect menopausal women only?
  7. What causes excessive sweating in children?
  1. Could my excessive sweating be caused by a medical problem?
  2. How do you treat excessive sweating?
  3. What is 'Odaban?'
  4. What is 'iontophoresis?'
  5. Is Botox effective at treating excessive sweating?
  6. Can surgery help?
  7. Do I need to change my lifestyle?
  8. Can you ever be 'cured'of excessive sweating?

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