7-month-old Baby’s Body Temperature Is Always Warm.?
good afternoon ,, I have a baby aged 7 months + every day when I wake up in the morning the temperature is always hot but only on the head. but swallow day and night the body temperature is normal. Is my baby indicated by certain diseases?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition of fever in infants can indeed be different from children or adults, where in infants, fever is often felt only part of his body, especially the head and body, while the feet and hands do not. This happens because the baby's body temperature regulation system is not perfect and the baby is more focused on increasing its temperature in important parts such as the head that has the brain behind, and the body behind which there are lungs, heart, stomach, and many other vital organs.
Increasing the temperature is important to stop the development of bacteria, viruses and fungi that infect the baby's body. Because all these infectious agents cannot grow at temperatures higher than the normal temperature of the human body.
So if you find your baby has a fever, chances are he is having an infection in a certain part of his body, whether it's an ear infection, urinary tract infection, airway infection, or so forth. As for the condition of his body temperature that is felt up and down, this needs to be ascertained by using a thermometer. For parents who still have children, it should always be available at home thermometer to find out if the child is really warm, not just based on guesswork. Because what you feel is a fever may actually not have a fever, and what you feel is normal body temperature, it can be abnormal. That's why it's important to have a thermometer so that the information delivered to the doctor later can be justified and not confusing.
In your case now, because this condition has been going on for a long time, it would be better if you have your child checked by a pediatrician. With a direct check-up, it can be made clear how long this condition has been experienced by your child, whether accompanied by other symptoms, whether it might be infected by other people, and various other information that could make a possibility. That way, misunderstandings can be avoided and the handling can be more precise.
Meanwhile, still meet your child's nutritional needs, keep away from cigarette smoke, pollution and dust, wash your hands before preparing food and drinks for him, and make sure your home and living environment is clean. So, hopefully answering your question.