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Normal temperature for a 6 month old baby

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 24 years experience
High Impact Twisting: Spiral fractures of long bones like femur are not common in infants, require large, torsion force, and should always raise suspicion of abuse. Detaile... Read More
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Anything is possible: Femur fractures in infants are unusual. However, it is certainly possible for this to happen without abuse. Fractures in infants are treated with a hi... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely: Spiral fractures in an infant are abuse until proven otherwise. They require a twisting force that the baby cannot do to themselves in any fashion.

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Constipation?: I'm assuming that you mean glycerin suppositories for constipation. Every once in a while these are ok to give. If you are giving one every few days... Read More
Dr. Julia Stanford
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not regularly: Glycerin suppositories can be used in infants occasionally if they are constipated and seeming uncomfortable. However, I do not recommend using them ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Unlikely!: Nystagmus is unlikely to be caused by ranitidine. It could be congenital meaning present since birth or acquired later due to several causes. He nee... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Infant botulism: I am sure honey is a small component in your lotion so not a risk but contact Poison control if she ingested a large quantity
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes it is..: Flu vaccination is indeed recommended for virtually everyone age 6-months and older, ulness specific contraindication such as severe egg allergies. Li... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
37.5 C: 37.5 C rectal is a normal temperature for a baby.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: A "cold" is an infection by certain viruses that cause "cold symptoms". Air conditioners, heaters, humidifiers, cold air, warm air, cold rooms, etc...... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curt Stankovic
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
URI: Coughing while sleeping is very common in infants. The nasal secretions drip to the back of the throat, causing a cough. As long as there is no pers... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Within the normal rg: The numbers speak to a smaller normal birth weight moving up to a more average weight at 6m regardless of gender. You can go to the cdc website and do... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 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 r... Read More

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