Babies Often Have Fever In The History Of Preterm Birth?
Good morning …. my child before … got a stomach infection … now it’s cured … so why is his body so hot. His head is also … not skit … My baby was born prematurely weighing 2.35 … but he was not incubated … the color was born by caesarean section … is there a hbngnny … my baby was born prematurely … Thanks …
Good afternoon Okiinn, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
A person, including a baby, is said to have experienced body heat (fever) if the temperature is measured using a thermometer (a temperature gauge) producing a figure of 37.5 degrees Celsius or more.
If the measurement results do not produce that number, but instead produce a number in the range of 36.8-37.4 degrees Celsius, then the person's body temperature is normal.
Therefore, you should first measure your child's body temperature every time you feel his body is hotter than usual to determine whether your child has a fever or not.
If it is indeed proven to have a fever, because your child has a history of premature birth where there is a higher risk of infection due to a weaker immune system, it is better to be immediately given a fever-reducing drug such as paracetamol or ibuprofen with a dose that is adjusted to the one stated on the package, and to immediately check it your child goes to the doctor for further evaluation whether there are certain conditions that cause your child to have a fever such as ARI, pneumonia, gastrointestinal infections, urinary tract infections or even severe infections such as sepsis or infants.
If you do not have time or do not have a thermometer but you are quite sure that your child has a fever and is accompanied by other complaints such as weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty eating or drinking, immediately consult your child to the doctor / emergency room hospital for get further help.
I hope this helps.