Cold Arms And Legs?
In the afternoon, I want to ask my son, I am 9 months old, he doesn’t have a fever but it’s been a week but I don’t know that his hands and feet are really cold, always sweat but not the soles and only hands and feet only bdn and kpla mah not, then his body it is so soft, I am so worried that it will be serious with my son, why and what is the cause? n
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Need to clarify, does your baby also experience changes in his eating, drinking and breastfeeding habits? Does he experience vomiting, diarrhea, or other complaints? How are their daily activities, is it still reasonable?
In fact, the coldness of the hands and feet, and the body feeling flabby and lethargic can be very subjective complaints. It is necessary to confirm with a direct doctor's examination to determine whether this condition is still included in the normal variety of conditions, or not.
In severe conditions, a cold sensation in the hands and feet, accompanied by a child who looks lethargic can be caused by a disease, for example:
Dehydration (lack of body fluids)
Dehydration can be caused by insufficient fluid intake, for example when a baby is lazy to breastfeed. In addition, dehydration can also occur due to excessive loss of body fluids, for example due to very hot environmental conditions, vomiting, and also diarrhea.
Anemia (low blood hemoglobin)
Anemia can occur due to bleeding (for example due to injury, gastrointestinal bleeding), reduced red blood cell production (for example due to iron and folic acid deficiency), or also due to the destruction of excess red blood cells (for example due to sickle cell anemia).
Viral or bacterial infection
A fever caused by an infection can cause a baby to have a fever. Due to this fever, the body will try to remove excess body heat by producing more sweat. Due to the large number of sweat glands found in the hands and feet, sweating in these areas can cause a cold sensation. Infection can also make your baby experience decreased appetite and other unpleasant tastes in his body, making him appear lethargic.
Electrolyte balance disorders
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Hypotension (low blood pressure), and so on
In order to confirm the possible triggers for the complaints that occur to your baby, you should check with your doctor or pediatrician directly. If you think something is wrong, the doctor can recommend your baby to undergo laboratory tests or other supporting tests to confirm his condition.
In the meantime, you shouldn't panic too much yet. Focus on giving your baby enough breast milk, balanced with fluid intake and healthy and nutritious complementary foods. Give your baby comfortable clothes, also protect him from exposure to extreme ambient temperatures. Avoid giving any medication to babies unless prescribed directly from a doctor.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah