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A: Many people with MS have a worsening of their symptoms if they become overheated — either through exercise, weather or a hot shower or bath. Uthoff’s phenomenon occurs when becoming overheated causes blurry vision.
In most cases, the symptoms caused by overheating are temporary and go away when the source of the heat is removed.
A: Since the symptoms of MS vary so much from person to person, it’s impossible to predict exactly how your child will be affected. It’s likely that he or she will go through periods where symptoms get better (remission) and then get worse (relapse). Long-term medication use and counseling can help your child maintain a high quality of life.
A: It’s hard to predict what the exact outcome will be for any one person with MS. However, it’s important to know that MS doesn’t shorten a person’s lifespan and most children with MS are able to lead full lives. Starting a treatment plan early is key to slowing down the disease’s progression. Your clinician can help you develop a treatment plan that ensures the best possible outcome for your child.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”