The Back Of The Baby’s Head Is Often Hot Accompanied By Fussy Babies?
Night. I want to ask questions, my child is still an 8 month old baby, female gender. My son is hot on the back of the head while the front of the head is not. I checked her temperature at 37.0 and it’s still in normal condition. And my son today likes to be fussy and cry for no reason. What symptoms do you think my child is experiencing? thank you
Babies who are fussy and restless, do not necessarily experience pain. Fussy babies can be caused by bodily and environmental discomfort such as:
Babies feel hungry / thirsty, at certain times there is a surge in energy needs that need to be met from eating and drinking (Growth Spurt). Teething, the baby does not have a fever but is usually restless and fussy because the gums are painful and itchy. The diaper is full but is not changed immediately, causing a mild diaper rash. Changes in environmental conditions, air that is too hot / cold, sounds that are too noisy, and other environmental conditions that make babies nervous. Long trips can also cause fatigue and make babies restless and fussy.
The back of the head that feels warm should always be confirmed by checking the body temperature with a thermometer, according to the steps you have done well to determine whether the child has a fever / not.
You need to know, to determine whether the baby is sick / not, you have to go through a direct medical examination with a doctor. Online consultation cannot replace it. Take the baby to the doctor if the fever (body temperature is more than 37.9 degrees Celsius) for more than 72 hours / 3 days, shortness of breath, refusing to eat and drink all day, the palms and feet feel cold and look pale, diarrhea more than 5x / day, the baby is very fussy (for> 3 days) but you can not find a clear cause.
The doctor will ask about the symptoms surrounding your baby's complaints, perform a careful physical examination and if needed. The doctor may suggest laboratory tests such as blood tests. Treatment will be given by the doctor according to your baby's condition.
While at home, observe and accompany your child when he is fussy, fulfill his needs for food, drink and make sure the place where he plays and rest is comfortable, cool and clean.
That's the info we can share, hope it helps you.
Greetings healthy, Dr. Caecilia Haryu Aryapti.