My ten days old baby girl is hospitalised due to low body temperature and temperature falls around 36.1c still now it is not increasing.she weighs 6lbs and she doesnt have any problems related to health.why is the baby could not rise its temperature even after ten days.please help me out by your answers
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 28
baby is still in incubator
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I am very sorry to hear your baby is in the hospital!
Could you please give me more details in order to help you? 36.1ºC is a normal temperature if taken in the axilla.
If the temperature was taken orally or rectal, than it is a little low, but this is not a reason for hospitalization if it is the only symptom
Hypothermia or low body temperature at this age can be due to a severe infection. Sometimes very young babies do not develop a fever, but get hypothermic.
Another reason could be an endocrine problem, such as hypothyroidism or adrenal insufficiency.
Also, a neurological problems localized in the brain centers responsible for thermal regulations can produce hypothermia.
All the causes I've mentioned should give other symptoms.
If she is free of any other symptoms, this is probably only related to the fact that her weight is a little low. Also, if she is premature, this can be due to it, since premature babies have difficulties in regulating their body temperature.
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I hope this is not too serious and she can go back home very soon!
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i just want to inform you that she is not premature and she had taken x ray saying that everythng is normal.
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