The Heat Fluctuates In Babies?

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At night, why is my child his body temperature going up and down, sometimes up by 37.7, sometimes down by 37c, even though I’ve given Sanmol drop. Right now my child has a cold and sweat comes out, his head is hot but his body is not hot. Is the heat rise mark on his head common?

1 Answer:

Hello Mimi,

In general, children are said to have a fever when their body temperature reaches 38C or more. Fever can appear suddenly or appear gradually (the longer the higher). Fever can also be continuous or up and down. Generally, fever is caused by an infectious disease. During the infection process is still running, the fever still continues. That is likely to cause fever up and down. Infection can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites.

How long have fever and colds occurred? How old is your baby? In newborns, acute respiratory infections are generally caused by bacteria. In older infants and toddlers, acute respiratory infections are often caused by viruses. Generally infections by Vru can heal itself within 1-2 weeks.

Fever is more clearly felt in the midsection. That is why the head is generally hotter than the arms and legs. Compress children with warm water or plain water (do not use cold water), on the forehead, underarms, and groin. Give plenty of water to avoid dehydration. With lots of drinking, it is expected that body heat will be discharged through sweat and urine. Do not use clothes or blankets that are too thick, because it can inhibit the expenditure of heat. Avoid giving children to drink when coughing so they don't choke. If there is a febrile seizure, loosen the child's clothes, tilt the child to the left side, and do not give drink. As soon as the seizure is over, take the child to the hospital.

Consult the problem of colds and fever with your pediatrician. The doctor may need to do a blood sample check if deemed necessary. Thus my information, may be useful for you. Regards.

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