Overcoming Fever In Babies Who Feel Hot Only On The Head But Cold Hands And Feet?
Doctor, I want to ask my 5-year-old child to be born prematurely and is currently experiencing a fever, his head is hot, his body is hot but his hands and feet are cold. what should be given medicine, the medicine is ap I’m afraid of mistakes.
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First of all to identify fever in children, you should take a temperature measurement with a thermometer first. The most accurate measurement of a baby's temperature is by measuring the temperature of the rectal. A child is said to have a fever when his body temperature rises above 37.5 degrees Celsius (from armpit temperature measurements) or rises above 38 degrees Celsius (from rectal temperature measurements).
Cold hands and feet during a fever can be caused by many possibilities, it can be just a normal body response (for example because the room around the baby is cold), it can also be a sign of danger (for example the baby is dehydrated, occurs in shock, or symptoms of certain infections ). If a new fever occurs 1 day, you can observe your child at home first. If the body temperature rises to above 38.5, the degree Celsius and the child looks very fussy and uncomfortable, you can give fever medicines to children like paracetamol. Follow the instructions printed on the medicine packaging.
Note the following signs, if you find these signs, immediately take the child to the pediatrician:
Fever is very high to more than 39 degrees Celsius
Babies look more inactive and weak
Babies sleep constantly and have difficulty waking up or staying awake
The baby looks pale or blue and feels cold and wet
There was a seizure
Rashes on the skin look
The baby looks crowded
Fever persists for more than 24 hours despite being given a fever medicine
For now, make sure you provide enough fluids for the baby (breast milk or formula milk). You may compress the child, but do not compress it with cold water or alcohol. Use water with normal temperature only (tap water). You can also soak a part of your child's body with warm water and wet the upper body with a bath sponge to help reduce fever.
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