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Son is 8 months, never runs a temp, but thetop of his head always feels extremely warm! much warmer than the rest of him, is this a cause to b concern?

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Dr. S. Yvonne Conner
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Take Temperature

Aloha, we all release heat from the tops of our head and our feet.
You check for fever by feeling his forehead with the back of your hand. If it feels very warm then get a thermometer and check his temperature. If this is normal then no need for concern.

In brief: Take Temperature

Aloha, we all release heat from the tops of our head and our feet.
You check for fever by feeling his forehead with the back of your hand. If it feels very warm then get a thermometer and check his temperature. If this is normal then no need for concern.
Dr. S. Yvonne Conner
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Dr. Martin Raff
30 -40 % of heat loss is through the head, which is why it is so beneficial to wear a hat in cold weather. This preserves heat very effectively.
Dr. Thomas Lin
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Just monitor temp with digital rectal temperature.
If all temps are below 99.5, there are nothing for you to worry about!

In brief: No

Just monitor temp with digital rectal temperature.
If all temps are below 99.5, there are nothing for you to worry about!
Dr. Thomas Lin
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