The Child’s Body Feels Always Cold After Recovering From The Singapore Flu?
Hello doctor, my son, 7 months old yesterday, had the Singapore flu, and now thank God it’s getting better but now my child’s whole body feels cold except for the head, the head is even warm, my mother-in-law said that she wanted to get measles then smeared with tamarind and onions all over his body, so that the measles comes out, but after being applied it doesn’t even come out “red spots like measles, how does my child do why ” because these days my child’s body temperature is cold but his head is warm sometimes hot ?
Thank you for the question.
Fever is a condition in which the body has an increase in temperature more than normal. A person is said to have a fever when the body temperature is more than or equal to 37.5 degrees Celsius. The increase in a person's body temperature is regulated by the hypothalamus in the brain. The hypothalamus sends signals to the glandular system in the body and the nervous system of the body. Fever in children can be caused by various causes such as:
Dehydration or lack of fluids.
upper respiratory tract infections such as flu, sore throat, inflammation of the tonsils
other respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia, bronchiolitis, tuberculosis
digestive tract infections such as diarrhea, typhoid
infections in the blood such as dengue fever, malaria
urinary tract infection
infection of the skin
other infections of unknown cause.
Fever in children is measured using a thermometer that is placed on the armpit. Fever in children can be a symptom of a serious illness, so it is best if the child is brought to a Pediatrician so that the cause of the fever can be determined.
The suggestions that I can give to your child at this time:
keep giving breast milk
give enough fluids
if fever, give the child paracetamol syrup according to the instructions and can be repeated every 4 hours if the child still has fever
give a warm compress instead of a cold compress
if the child has diarrhea, give the child's ORS pack
Immediately take the child to the hospital if the child has a fever accompanied by symptoms:
the temperature increases or does not go down after being given paracetamol
the child is restless, fussy, and tends to sleep difficult to wake up
uncontrollable nausea and vomiting
appear reddish spots on the body
not urinating or urinating in small amounts
cold hands and feet
My advice is that you should measure the child's body temperature with a thermometer to determine whether the child has a fever or not.
Hopefully my explanation can answer the question.
dr. Kresnawati Wahyu Setiono