The Baby Has A Fever For More Than One Month?

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Afternoon. NI want to ask, my child is now 5 months 2 days old, his head is hot from the new age of 4 months, only the head is hot, sometimes it is cool and at night his head is sometimes hot, he has been checked to the clinic and the pediatrician, and the blood was drawn, the doctor said his white blood went up a little. nBut the child is very active, there are no signs that he is sick, only I am afraid that the heat on his head won’t go away for more than 1 month. his head is healed ?? Please answer, thank you very much.

1 Answer:

Hi Princess,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

To be more objective, the determination of fever in children is ideally done by measuring the temperature using a standardized thermometer. In this way, it can be known correctly, whether your body temperature has actually increased (more than 37.5 degrees Celsius), or not. Therefore, warm, cold, or hot can be very subjective in each person.

If it is true that your child has a fever, there are many possible causes, ranging from excessive heat exposure, infection, inflammation, hyperthyroidism, cancer, and so on. If you look at the history of your child's examination which shows an increase in white blood cells in his blood, it is possible that the fever that your child is experiencing is caused by an infection.

There are various types of this infection. The causes can also vary, but the most common are viruses or bacteria. If your child's fever occurs for a long time, which is more than 2 weeks, then this can be due to chronic infections, or acute infections that recur. Some of the possibilities are ear infections (otitis media), dental infections, throat and tonsil infections (tonsillopharyngitis), urinary tract infections, and so on. It is necessary to explore more deeply related to other symptoms that your child is experiencing, as well as a physical examination, and other investigations to determine the cause of this infection. In addition to infection, fever may also occur with an increase in the level of white blood cells in the blood due to blood cancer or other bone marrow disorders that affect the proliferation of blood cells.

For this reason, if your child currently has a fever, you should check it again with a pediatrician so that it is evaluated, whether the condition is still normal or not. In the meantime, to reduce the fever, you can do the following:

Give your child breast milk to help increase his endurance Compress the child's neck, armpits, or groin area with warm water. Give the child comfortable clothes that absorb sweat. Increase skin to skin physical contact with the child when he has a fever.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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