Features of low temperature in the child

Reduced body temperature, or hypothermia, is a rare enough symptom. Hypothermia does not always indicate the development of the disease, but leave this feature without attention, too, is not worth it. Hypothalamus is the main center of temperature regulation in humans, but besides it, adrenal hormones and thyroid glands, spinal cord, numerous receptors influence on heat exchange. Therefore, a low temperature in a child can be a sign of disruption of the work of various organs.

Reasons for

There are a number of reasons that can cause hypothermia:

  • hereditary violation of thermoregulation;
  • supercooling;
  • weakened immune system;
  • hormonal imbalance;
  • adrenal gland dysfunction;
  • not fully fixed the mechanisms of thermoregulation in children under one year;
  • anemia, lack of vitamins in the body;
  • stress, apathy, psychological overwork;
  • presence of oncological diseases;
  • reception antipyretic;
  • poisoning.

Most often, a decrease in temperature is characteristic of p

remature babies who are not easily adapted to conditions outside the mother's body. In addition, there is still transient hypothermia, which is characteristic of newborns in the first hours of life. However, this state is perfectly normal, because being in the womb, the baby is used to a higher temperature of the mother's body. Now he needs to adapt himself to a different temperature regime. A healthy child will not have problems, but you can help him to adapt faster. Immediately after birth, attach the crumbs to your chest, warming the heat of your body. Further proper care of the child will help to gradually normalize its heat exchange.

When do you need to worry?

In a healthy person, the range of normal temperature is between 35.5 ° C and 36.8 ° C, in some cases up to 37 ° C.Therefore, if the child's body temperature has dropped to 36 ° C, then one does not need to panic, suspecting the development of a serious ailment.

To begin with, check if it is frozen, measure again the temperature, perhaps the first time you did not quite correctly put the thermometer. When, in hypothermia, a child is crying, irritable, lacks appetite or has a headache, then this state should not be ignored. If such symptoms persist for two days, you should immediately consult a doctor.

What should I do?

What to do At a lower body temperature, try to normalize it yourself. To do this, you can warm up the baby, give it a broth or warm tea, put a not very hot water bottle at your feet.

Do not warm the baby when hypothermia is not related to hypothermia. In some diseases, an attempt to warm a baby can have only a negative effect.

Prevention of

A weakened immune system is the most common cause of a drop in temperature. It can be strengthened by hardening, for example, pouring or visiting the pool. Just remember that the child should be completely healthy before starting the procedures. If he falls ill, then it is not recommended to interrupt hardening. In this case, you can reduce the duration of these procedures.

Do not forget about vitamins, which are so necessary for healthy growth and development of a young organism. Diversify the menu of the child with various vegetables, fruits.

Hypothermia can be a symptom of many diseases, including very serious ones. Therefore, carefully monitor your child's condition. If you notice that he often has a low temperature, immediately consult a pediatrician.

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