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What causes hot body temprature in a child?

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Posted on Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Question: My baby head is too hot for couple of days and today afternoon onwards body also little hot. Please suggest
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It might be fever

Detailed Answer:
Hi...thanks for consulting on health care magic.

Head is usually hotter than body due to rich blood vessel congregation there & also blood supply.

Suggestions -
1. Feeling hot doesn't mean fever unless checked with a thermometer.
2. What's your baby's age & weight?
3. Are there any other symptoms otherthan this body heat?
4. Anybody else in the family is right now suffering from fever?
5. Kindly check the baby's temperature under armpit (axilla) with a thermometer & get back to me.
Happy to help anytime. Please get back with above details.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth Amperayani
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (14 hours later)
Thanks for your prompt reply and please find the below details.

1. temperature is 34.5 c
2. Baby age 1 and weight around 7.5
3. running nose started and stopped
4. No
5. 34.5
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
This is not fever

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... Thanks for your trust in me. This is not fever... You need to treat body temperature as fever only if it is more than 100F. For your kid's body weight you can give Syrup P-125 4.5ml every 4to 6th hourly, that too only if temperature us more than 100F.
Am happy to help anytime. Please get back if you have any problem or query.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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What causes hot body temprature in a child?

Brief Answer: It might be fever Detailed Answer: Hi...thanks for consulting on health care magic. Head is usually hotter than body due to rich blood vessel congregation there & also blood supply. Suggestions - 1. Feeling hot doesn't mean fever unless checked with a thermometer. 2. What's your baby's age & weight? 3. Are there any other symptoms otherthan this body heat? 4. Anybody else in the family is right now suffering from fever? 5. Kindly check the baby's temperature under armpit (axilla) with a thermometer & get back to me. Happy to help anytime. Please get back with above details. Regards - Dr. Sumanth Amperayani