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A 32-year-old female asked:

My 6 month old baby boy has a very hot head and he sweats a lot. i checked with doctor he says its normal. but i m worried.is it normal?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Check: Check his temperature in his bottom. If this is normal, make sure his environment is cool. Babies generally sweat to remove excess heat from their bodies. All the best.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
It happens: A babies head is often about 20% of their body surface compared to 5% in adults.When their body wants to release extra metabolic heat, it usually goes to the skin surface, and the head is an easy outlet. What you are finding is normal for a little kid.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

I have a 6 month old baby boy he has a very hot head at times and sweats a lot. Is it normal to have a very hot head?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Probably ok: This is probably ok. It is summertime and hot in most areas of the US now. Be sure and dress him lightly, just a onsie. Check for temperature with a rectal thermometer, if it is over 99.4 undress him completely and recheck it. Sometimes babies just get a bit warm. Anything above 100.4 and you need to let your pediatrician know.
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Last updated Sep 22, 2016

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