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Why is a child's head warm at night? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 23-Oct-2014
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User:Hello doctor,
Doctor:
Please proceed with your query
User:My 3 months 3 weeks old son doesnt sleep in the night and he sleeps full in the day time
User:in the night he plays for soime time then he cries intermittently..
User:his head will be warm
User:in the dat time its not warm but in the night it is warm and some times it is hot too
User:will it be a problem? i saw in the net that SIDS and all... so worried...
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Do you have a thermometer at home?
User:no
Doctor:I will suggest you to check his temperature when you feel he is warm.
User:body temperature is ok i mean through touch and feel only the head is warm
Doctor:If temperature readings are under 100 deg F, then it isn't fever.
User:ok
User:how to check the temp should i put in the armpit?
Doctor:As long as his surface temperature are under normal limits (within 100 deg F)
Doctor:the extra warmth that you notice will not affect him.
User:ok
Doctor:From your previous discussions I see you have already consulted pediatricians for breathing difficulties
User:yes
Doctor:may I know how he responds to saline nasal drop solution.
User:they say that that is normal... that breathing sound and all
Doctor:Does he feel better after saline nasal drop instillation?
User:yeah we give saline nasal drops etc... but he ok now... small gur gur sound will be there but doctors said it is normal in this season
User:no we cant make difference
Doctor:Is the child feeding well and active during the day time?
User:yesterday also we showed to paed... but for vamiting milk and breathing sound.... but dint ask him regarding warm head
User:yes he is feeding well but sleps most in the day and night he doesnt.
User:he is active in the night
Doctor:As I mentioned earlier, warm forehead is not concerning if the child is not running fever.
User:ok
Doctor:You can monitor his temperature with a thermometer and clarify.
User:ok
User:its not oly forehead warm but complete head
Doctor:you need not be concerned about warm head.
User:ok doctor
Doctor:Check for his armpit temperature
User:ok doctor, thanks
Doctor:and if you feel temperature is above 99/100
User:Ok
Doctor:you can get it confirmed with his pediatrician.
Doctor:Is there any other question?
User:ok thanks doctor
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
Doctor:Are you there?
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