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Excessive Sweating

April
April Member Posts: 110 Courageous
edited March 2019 in Cerebral palsy
My son, who is 27, has always had trouble maintaining body temperature, but now he is sweating so much that his clothes are getting drenched. Is this common in cerebral palsy? It generally happens when he is excited/nervous/or just using a lot of energy. Is there anything I can give him to help the situation. I am changing him twice or three times a day to keep him dry and hygienic, and this is exhausting.

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,176 Scope online community team
    Hi @April
    Good to meet you and thank you for your post. As you know people with Cerebral Palsy use a lot more energy to move and perform tasks than people who do not live with the impairment. That being said, excessive sweating is not commonly associated with CP. I am not medically trained so I would recommend that you speak to your G.P. about something called hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating).


    Let me know how you get on :)
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • April
    April Member Posts: 110 Courageous
    Thanks Richard. I'll make an appointment with the GP for him.
  • niceboots
    niceboots Member Posts: 196 Pioneering
    Hi I’m in my early 30s and have relatively mild cp. I’m quite often warm, and when walking I get really hot and sweat like I’ve been doing an hour in the gym, even when just walking on level ground. I have always put it down to the amount of effort I use to move.
     As Richard has said, definitely get it checked by a gp. 
  • April
    April Member Posts: 110 Courageous
    niceboots said:
    Hi I’m in my early 30s and have relatively mild cp. I’m quite often warm, and when walking I get really hot and sweat like I’ve been doing an hour in the gym, even when just walking on level ground. I have always put it down to the amount of effort I use to move.
     As Richard has said, definitely get it checked by a gp. 
    That's interesting. I wondered if it was related to effort. Thanks for replying. 
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @April
    As others have said, you should speak to your GP. I was just wondering if he was on any new medication? As sweating can sometimes be a side effect.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • April
    April Member Posts: 110 Courageous
    Sam_Scope said:
    Hi @April
    As others have said, you should speak to your GP. I was just wondering if he was on any new medication? As sweating can sometimes be a side effect.
     No he isn't on any new medication, but thank you for your reply Sam. I will definitely take him to the GP. Thanks. 

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