Infants 7 Months Rarely Urinate With Cold Sweat?
Good night. R nI have a child aged 7 months, already 2 nights my child uses pampers, but why do you only pee 4-5 times. Is that normal or not? And during the day she only pees 2-3 times. R nMy child’s head continues to sweat, even in cold weather my son is sweating. Please advise.
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Urinating is indeed one of the things that can be used to control one's health, especially in infants and children, who have not been able to communicate what they feel properly. Among the things that can reduce urine production are:
Lack of fluid intake or dehydration
Sweating too much
However, in both infants and adults, the correct way to measure urination is not how often he urines, but how much he passes in a day. Because not necessarily people who urinate frequently, the volume of urine they excrete is adequate. For example, in the elderly who have prostate problems, they may urinate frequently but the urine comes out only dripping. And people who often hold back from urinating may have less frequency of urination in a day, but the volume they release is a lot.
So if you want to know if your baby is passing enough urine in a day, in newborns up to 1 year old, the normal output is 2 ml / kg body weight / hour. So if your child weighs 8 kg, every hour he should pass about 16 ml of urine. However, because it may not always be that people urinate every hour, it doesn't matter if you total it in a day, so with a weight of 8 kg, normally he excretes 16 ml x 24 hours = 384 ml a day. The way to measure this is that you first weigh the empty diaper, then weigh the diaper again when it is full. The difference in weight is the weight of the fluid your child excretes through the urination process. Add up in a day and compare with the 384 ml figure earlier. It may be complicated at first, but here's how to find out what fluids are coming in and out of a child who is suspected of having a lack of fluids.
You also need to know the danger signs of dehydration, namely when the child cries without tears, the eyes look thicker, the crown is sunken, the skin returns slowly when the baby is pinched and the baby looks limp and lazy to suckle. If this happens, then your child is most likely dehydrated and you should immediately take it to the nearest emergency room.
For the current condition, if there are no signs of this danger, it will be easier for you to immediately take your child to the pediatrician for a direct examination, because without seeing directly, it is difficult to determine whether your child has certain problems or not. Your pediatrician will then dig up his history and perform a simple physical examination before making a diagnosis. Meanwhile, keep your child's fluid needs adequate. So, hopefully it answers your question.