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What causes excessive sweating and low appetite in children?

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Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016
Question: Hi, my son turned three today. For some months now he can get very sweaty in bed (although I would describe him as a fairly sweaty boy eg his feet in shoes etc), to the point that I sometimes have to change his pyjamas, he also regularly complains of knee pain (although I haven't seen him limp) and "pain in my tummy", he has a pretty poor appetite and I wonder if he has lost some weight. He has done a couple of recent small vomits without warning but with a very fast recovery in the last 2 weeks. Due to his age and the fact I had twins a year ago I don't know how much is genuine and how much is attention seeking. He can be quite whingey generally but can also be an absolute XXXXXXX Strangely, a few weeks ago, he had tonsillitis quite badly and was put on a course of amoxicillin antibiotics and he was like a changed boy, so happy and well, then as soon as the course finished he was back to his old self.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Urinary tract infection can be the reason.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Before he was prescribed amoxicillin, did he have any tests done?
Considering his symptoms, he needs at least some basic tests. Urinary tract infection, is a common reason of such symptoms in his age. He may suffer from some pain while urinating, but not necessarily.

I suggest you to take him to a doctor. Blood work, urine analysis and abdominal ultrasound are the good tests to be done at the beginning.

Hope this helps. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
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What causes excessive sweating and low appetite in children?

Brief Answer: Urinary tract infection can be the reason. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Before he was prescribed amoxicillin, did he have any tests done? Considering his symptoms, he needs at least some basic tests. Urinary tract infection, is a common reason of such symptoms in his age. He may suffer from some pain while urinating, but not necessarily. I suggest you to take him to a doctor. Blood work, urine analysis and abdominal ultrasound are the good tests to be done at the beginning. Hope this helps. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.