My DD had horrible night sweats. She would soak 2-3 pairs of pijamas (I would change her in the middle of the night bc. she would get so wet), the pillow would get wet, etc. I think this is why her body temperature would drop to 35 degrees Celsius (which is the lower limit for a ``live" person). I ended up at the emergency room few times bc. of this, but by the time I would get there her body would start warming up and they were looking at me like I was crazy (a dr. in particular asked me why I was taking her temperature in the middle of the night?
; uhm -- because she is crying inconsolably and she is ice cold????) All my kids sweat(ed) a lot, they all have intolerances/allergies, as I discover now, but she was the worst.
We just got our OAT (Organic Acid Tests) back and it turns out that few things are very abnormal (like 5-10 times higher than they should be): HPHPA, Hippuric acid, and oxalic acid. Other things are a little off too, but these three concern me, esp. since high HPHPA can cause neurological and
behavioral problems (yeah, i know; like screaming for 15 minutes in the middle of the night for no reason, wetting the bed etc). The fix for the first and third one are apparently certain strains of probiotics, for oxalalic, a low
oxalate diet+ supplements.
Anyway, the excessive sweating told me that something was wrong.