DS (9) says he is hot all the time

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Blogdog Sat 13-Feb-21 18:24:41

My 9 year old son complains constantly of feeling hot, and even minimal exercise makes him sweaty. He’s always felt warm but it seems to have increased in intensity in the last few months.

For the last few weeks he has been sleeping in just his underwear, under a flat sheet, even though it’s -1 outside and his bedroom is around 16-17 degrees at nighttime. He can’t bear wearing pyjamas or even a 1 tog quilt, saying they’re too warm.

He is in good form, doesn’t have a fever and is a normal weight.

Would anyone have any idea whether this is a symptom of anything I should worry about? I google feeling hot and all I get are references to menopause websites.

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lightand Sat 13-Feb-21 18:28:07

thyroid?
I would get him a GP appointment.

Blogdog Sat 13-Feb-21 21:46:48

Thank you for the pointer. I’ve just been reading up and he is definitely showing a few hyperthyroidism symptoms based on what google is telling me. Not sure how easy it will be to get tested at the moment but I’ll ring my GP and ask.

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