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what does it mean if my baby is shivering

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Dr. Janesta Noland
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: During the first weeks of life, baby's nervous system is immature. Babies can shiver or shake related to that immaturity. In an older baby, shiverin ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judith Flores
Specializes in Pediatrics
Swaddling may help: A very young baby can loses heat easily and shiver. Newborns also have normal shivering reflexes especially when they are placed for diaper change . ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Viraemia: You may be developing a viral infection as you are describing flu like symptoms . I would try Tylinol 500 mg two four times a day and also increase ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I have heard several physiological explanations. But without trying to explain things I do not fully understand, i will say it occurs commonly.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lower body temp:ANS: There are many causes but the most common reason may be lowered body temperature. Other causes may be the autonomic nervous system. Institution of for ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Hidden infection?: It is possible that you might have a covert infection somewhere. Make an appoint with your doctor. He my want to do some blood work including a blood ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: have your baby seen by the PCP. After evaluation he/she may refer to a specialist.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Way too much ETOH !: This is extremely excessive alcohol use. Would encourage you to stop or markedly moderate your use.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kanan Modi
41 years experience Pediatrics
VERY SAFE: Gripe water has been used over many years & it is simply a home remedy with no known side effects .

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