Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Children's Health

Always Cold



My 4 year old is always cold. She wears a jacket and pants in the summertime, rarely likes to go swimming, and is always one giant goosbump. She is tiny (31lbs and 39 inches) and her doctor`s are not concerned. She eats us out of house and home but has not gained weight in a year. Could the lack of weight gain and always being cold be connected?


Were there any low, high or abnormal results in your daughter's newborn screening? Specifically, thyroid levels? Is your daughter's hair, thin and/or brittle? Is her skin course? Possibly asking your health care professional to order thyroid blood tests would put your mind at ease. There could be other metabolic reasons for her lack of weight gain, or she could be in a dormant growth period.

I would recommend you visit MedlinePlus and look over endocrine diseases. The web address is: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/endocrinediseases.html   

For more information:

Go to the Children's Health health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Sarah Sauntry, RN, MS, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati