What does it mean when a baby’s temperature is low?

What does a low temperature in a child indicate?

Low body temperature may occur from cold exposure, shock, alcohol or drug use, or certain metabolic disorders, such as diabetes or hypothyroidism. A low body temperature may also be present with an infection, particularly in newborns, older adults, or people who are frail.

What does a low temperature mean?

Low body temperature and illness. Certain illnesses, or incorrect temperature readings, could factor into why your thermometer reads 96°F (35.55°C), but you feel sick. Low body temperature could also be a symptom of a serious illness like hypothermia or sepsis, but you’d likely have severe symptoms.

What causes infant hypothermia?

Infants and babies sleeping in cold bedrooms are also at risk. Other causes. Certain medical conditions such as diabetes and thyroid conditions, some medications, severe trauma, or using drugs or alcohol all increase the risk of hypothermia.

Should I be concerned if my child temperature is low?

If a low body temperature is your child’s only symptom, it is not something to worry about. If a low body temperature occurs with other symptoms, such as chills, shaking, breathing problems, or confusion, then this may be a sign of more serious illness.

What temp should my baby be?

What should my baby’s temperature be? A normal temperature for your baby is considered a rectal reading — which is the most accurate means of taking baby’s temperature — of between 98 and 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit; a temp of 100.4 degrees F or higher is considered a fever.

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When should you worry about child’s body temperature?

Call your doctor if you have an: infant younger than 3 months old with a rectal temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher. older child with a temperature of higher than 102.2°F (39°C)

What is the treatment for low body temperature?

Use warm, dry compresses.

Apply a compress only to the neck, chest wall or groin. Don’t apply a warm compress to the arms or legs. Heat applied to the arms and legs forces cold blood back toward the heart, lungs and brain, causing the core body temperature to drop. This can be fatal.

What is Wilson’s temperature Syndrome?

Wilson’s (temperature) syndrome, also called Wilson’s thyroid syndrome or WTS, is a term used in alternative medicine to attribute various common and non-specific symptoms to abnormally low body temperature and impaired conversion of thyroxine (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3), despite normal thyroid function tests.