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Non-sweating child
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jolea11 posted:
I have a five year old who does not sweat! He can not be outside in heat or he will develope headache and start vomitting...can anyone out there give me some insight as to what this is called (have heard of this happening to other people) or what i can do so that my son may lead a normal life>
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Britpelli responded:
Anhidrosis is what it is called. I have a friend that has it due to a reaction to a medication she takes. There is all sorts of reasons for not sweating but I do know that it is a life threatning problem and as a mom myself Id sugest taking your son to the doctors so they can pin point the reason why and find treatment for him. I wish you the best of Luck!!!
 
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jolea11 replied to Britpelli's response:
Britpelli...Have done some research on this since my original post and wow...with a young child most the time it is genetic. Unfortunately I have been taking him to doctors for 3 years and not once have they done anything but to tell me I am crazy. We have a heat index where I am at of 114 and within minutes of going outside everyone sweats...my son on the other hand went from 98 temp to 101...I don't know what I will do from here out, but maybe I will be able to find a doctor who knows something about this condiction and who can help. Thank you for your response!
 
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FCL responded:
Is it possible that he might be dehydrated? Headaches, no sweating and nausea can be caused by insufficient fluid intake. Has he been checked for diabetes?
 
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jolea11 replied to FCL's response:
He has been checked for diabetes...negative. He has been checked for dehydration...negative. Today we had a doctors appt. and they are finally referring him out to a specialist in ND. There is a test they can do on a child of his age to tell if it is Anhidrosis. And if by some chance it is not that...atleast we will be with a specialist that may have other ideas as to what is going on!


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