The Baby Is Always Warm Every Day?
Afternoon doctor .. I have a baby now aged 10 months 26 days bb 8.5kg and is the 3rd child. From the age of 2 months my baby is always warm, sometimes only the soles of the feet and hands are sometimes comprehensive. For example, he warms up from the night before the morning disappears, sometimes the morning anget is always lost every day until now, is it safe? The baby is not too fussy and still wants to mamam and snacking. Age 9 months should have been measles injection but until now I have not injected because of the condition of my baby who is always this anget, Please inform me. Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Need to be clarified, have you ever measured your baby's body temperature with a thermometer? Does your baby's body feel warm all the time, or only certain moments?
Warm or not body temperature can be very subjective if it has not been confirmed by measurements using a standardized tool. In the medical realm, a new baby's temperature can be said to increase if more than 37.5 degrees Celsius. So, even if your baby's body feels warm, as long as his body temperature is still in the normal range, there is nothing you need to worry about. This warm sensation is likely to occur because of increased body heat production when metabolism increases, for example when your baby has been eating or drinking a lot, after running around excessively, or after consuming certain drugs that increase metabolism.
However, if your baby's warm body is accompanied by an increase in body temperature above the normal value, and this condition lasts for more than 3 days, you need to be more vigilant. Could be, this indicates your baby is having an infection, it could be due to a virus or bacteria. Other conditions, such as post immunization, immune disorders, thyroid gland disorders, metabolic disorders, malignancies, extreme temperature exposures, etc. can also make a baby rise in body temperature.
Try to check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician if you find conditions like this. Physical examination, in-depth interviews, or also supporting tests, such as laboratories, can be done by doctors if it is felt necessary. Before going to the doctor, if indeed the baby's body temperature rises, you can first give him the drug paracetamol while compressing his neck and armpits with a warm compress. Give the baby warm clothes, also multiply skin to skin physical contact with the baby so that his body heat is reduced. Do not forget, give your child lots to drink, breast milk, also balanced nutritious food so that the immune system and stamina are maintained.
Hope this helps ...