Hot 5 Month Babies Only In Upper Body?

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My child is 5 months old, his head, neck and underarms are hot what should I do

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Hi Herly,

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Need to be clear, have you measured your baby's body temperature using a thermometer? Besides the heat in his body, are there any other complaints from your other baby?

Baby's skin tends to be thinner, so that body heat can be felt more easily than adults. therefore, you should not be quick to conclude that your baby is experiencing heat (fever). Try measuring your baby's body temperature first using a standardized thermometer to be more objective. Normal body temperature in infants can range from 36.5 to 37.5 degrees Celsius. If your baby's body temperature is indeed rising above 37.5 degrees Celsius, it means that he is indeed having a fever and should be sought a solution. However, if the body temperature is still within normal limits, even though it feels hot outside (in your opinion), then this is actually nothing to worry about.

Fever in children can be many possible causes, for example due to exposure to excessive hot ambient temperature, exhausted much activity, after breastfeeding, having a viral or bacterial infection, post immunization, side effects of certain drugs, thyroid gland disorders, to malignancy, or other inflammation in body. Fever in a baby that has just happened for less than 3 days without other dangerous symptoms can be treated with the following steps:

Compress the neck, armpits, and / or crotch of the baby with warm water Increase physical contact (skin to skin) with the baby Give the baby more milk (if your baby is still breastfeeding exclusive breastfeeding) Give the baby comfortable clothes and absorb sweat Don't panic However, if the fever does not go down within 3 days, or appear seizures, stiff neck, vomiting, diarrhea, spasms, skin rashes, and other more severe clinical symptoms, do not delay to have your baby consulted directly to a doctor or pediatrician, right?

I hope this helps.

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