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A 17-year-old female asked:
how can i cope with baby fever?
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below : What determines if this is worrisome, depends on the age of the child, how high the fever is, how long the fever has been going on and other associated symptoms in the child like breathing situation, hydration and the child's alertness. Without more info, specific (or even general) recs can not be made here. If concerned, call your doc.
What should I do if my baby has fever?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: If your baby is under 2 months of age, call your pediatrician immediately for fever over 100.4 (38c). For older babies and children, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen are effective medical treatments for fever. In addition, dressing baby down by removing warm clothes and blankets, or giving a lukewarm bath. Do not use rubbing alcohol as it can cause toxicity. And call your doctor if you are worried.
How concerned should I be about my baby's fever?
5 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Depends on the age: Any infant under 1 month of age with fever 100.4f(38.0c) should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. If your infant is older, it is wise to at least contact your doctor's office as fever is typically a symptom of a viral or bacterial infection. As an infants' immunity is much lower than an older childs', fever could be a sign that your baby may need treatment to help him/her fight the illness.
How can I manage my baby's fever?
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Pediatrics 24 years experience
Acetaminophen: Fever is almost always a sign of infection, but whether you should be concerned depends on other factors (height of fever, duration, patient's age and other symptoms). Fever can be treated with Acetaminophen (if > 2 months) or Ibuprofen (if > 6 months) and the dosing is weight-based. Speaking to your physician and knowing when to be concerned and when to treat a fever at home is half the battle.
What can I do for my baby's fever?
3 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Don't worry: Fever itself is harmless, but it can make a baby feel poorly. Treat it safely with the correct dose of Acetaminophen (past 3 months) or Ibuprofen (past 6 months). For babies less than three months, contact your pediatrician before treating. If your child has a fever and is acting ill even after fever medicine, see the doctor.
A 32-year-old member asked:
How to avoid baby from fever after injection ?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Fever after injectio: Your question is too vague, if you intend to ask the fever after immunisation shots.
We give multiple shots at the same visits starting at birth in the hospital we give hepatitis b and after that at 2, 4, 6, 12.15.Months other shots are given, most of the babies do not have any fever like reaction, but rarely it may happen and there is no way to predict or prevent it, unless you know what caused it.
Last updated Aug 23, 2014
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