Baby’s Head Is Often Hot?
Good afternoon … You want to ask, my baby is 15 months old, why is his head often hot but not his body?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Fever is basically the body's way to deal with infections, be they infections caused by bacteria, due to viruses, or other causes. By increasing body temperature to a certain stage, the growth of infectious agents in the body can be blocked, and the infection subsides.
In infants, the body's ability to regulate its heat is still not perfect. That is why, when a fever, not his whole body is hot when held. Usually, the fever is only the head and body, because that is where there are various important organs such as the brain, heart, lungs and liver. Hands and feet tend not to have a fever or even cold because the body must focus on certain parts.
So, babies whose bodies are partly fever is not unusual. Even so, your child should still be seen by a doctor, especially if the fever is very high or has been more than 3 days. With a visit to a pediatrician, a history can be extracted, a physical examination and possibly support if deemed necessary. The handling that will be received later depends on the results of the inspection. Meanwhile, keep adjusting your diet, keep it away from the sick, and consult a doctor immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.