Fever In Infants Aged 3 Months Only On The Head Accompanied By Black Spots On The Feces
Good night Doc .. @ Child specialist My baby is 3 months old, using milk powder from the age of 2 months because I only have a little milk. now you can tengkurep u0026amp; at this time baby fever temperature range 35-36 (starting overnight). And the fever is only in the head. Today I have given a fever-lowering drug that I got during last month’s immunization. Oy I checked pup 2x today is normal yellow as usual, there are only a few black spots. What are these symptoms, doc? Please explain. Thank you HealthReplies.com.
Hello Mom, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Fever is a symptom of a disease. Fever occurs when the child's body temperature is above normal temperature. In infants the normal temperature ranges between 36.5-37.0 degrees Celsius. Temperature measurements must be carried out objectively using a device called a thermometer.
Some causes of fever in infants include:
Viral or bacterial infections such as ISPA, gastroenteritis / diarrhea, and so on
Fluid deficiency / dehydration
Children experiencing teething
The environment is hot
Baby clothes are too thick
Giving fever-lowering drugs is appropriate if the baby's temperature is above normal. But apart from that several things can be done including:
Give more milk / fluid to children
Avoid providing complementary foods before 6 months of age
Give loose clothes
Ensure a comfortable environment for babies
Compress the baby's forehead and fold areas such as the armpits or groin using plain water
Related to black spots in the stool, it is not an indication of disease if there are no accompanying symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, constipation / vomiting, and so on. This can occur due to the type of food and drinks provided.
If complaints continue to occur immediately consult a pediatrician for further examination and treatment.
That's all, hope it helps.