Is Your Son or Daughter Overly Sensative to Heat

@Bytemi (1553)
United States
August 5, 2008 9:12pm CST
My daughter reacts badly to warm water like it is scolding her. I spoke to my father about it today and said that I have always been the same way and honestly if my husband runs me a bath it is unbareably hot to me, eventhough it is comfortable to him. My father actually said that he is the same way. If my step mom starts a shower for him, it is unbareable to him and he can take the share without making it colder. So my question is, is it possible that there is a heritary trait that makes a person over react to temperatures? I guess it is possible as I got older I was able to control my reaction to hot water better so I don't act like I am scolded but still react by adjusting the water. If anyone else has encountered something like this or has any advise, I would appreciate it. I have started letting her set her own temperature but she always sets it cold and then once the shower is turn on she freaks out because it is too cold and I adjust it not even 1/8 of an inches and she screams because it is too hot. I just can't find a happy medium.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Aug 08
I understand the feeling. With me having ms and living here in Florida I can't stand the heat either. It makes my body shake at times. Of course I have never liked to get very hot myself even before I knew I had ms.
@Bytemi (1553)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I have MS too so I understand the sensitivity to heat, but being senitive to the temperature of water as in you are being burn alludes me. Guess I am just trying to figure out if I need to take her the Doctor, but I am not sure what they would test for.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Aug 08
I would tell however you take your daughter to that you have ms and you are worried because your daughter is sensitive to heat. I found out at the end of last year by a nerologist that I have had ms since childhood so sometimes it does start early I just didn't get diagnosed untill I was almost 30 years old.