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5 week old baby with temperature of 38 degrees. what do i do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Have it seen: The general rule on infants under 6-8 wks is any fever at 38c or above should be seen immediately. That is the timeframe when germs picked up during delivery can trigger significant illness. Go now.

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My 5 week old baby starts screaming whilst asleep for no reason what can it be?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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Is this recurrent or: a one time occurrence? If it's recurrent and he/she seems fine once awake, there probably is not anything physically wrong. Otherwise, it could be acid reflux, gas or one of several other reasons. Check and make sure there's not a hair stuck around any of his/her finger/toes....and please take him/her to his doctor to be checked if this continues.
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