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A 31-year-old female asked:

My baby is 5 months old and shes currently having a temperature of 37.1 and a runny nose shes not eating well, she looks like shes teething but i am not sure if thats the reason why shes not well should i take her to a doctor?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Sounds pretty normal: The cited temperature is normal. Runny nose at that age is often due to exposure to nasal irritants like perfume/dust/smoke. Eating patterns fluctuate day to day. If her look bothers you she may be in the early stage of an illness, You can monitor at home or have her seen. Do what your "mommy" sense tells you.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
nasal saline drops and gentle suction may relieve her runny nose. Monitor temperature and report fever to your M.D.
Sep 15, 2020
Last updated Sep 20, 2020

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