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I have a underweight child of about three and half months and is weighing only about 4kgs and at present he is having a fever of 1degree c. Wt to do?

I have a underweight child of about three and half months and is weighing only about 4kgs and at present he is having a fever of 1degree c. Wt to do?

Rapid exam: There are many reasons why babies fail to gain weight and your baby need a prompt assessment. The fever is also worrisome and may contribute to the underlying cause. I am unsure of your babies birth history but the safest route is to a children's hospital emergency room. ...Read more

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Does fever necessarily come after pentavac vaccination? My child has not fever though three hours after vaccination has passed. Please answer me.

Does fever necessarily come after pentavac vaccination? My child has not fever though three hours after vaccination has passed. Please answer me.

Not necessarily: I have many that never have fevers with their vaccinations. Consider it a benefit of years of research to purify and improve them. This was not true in the early 80's. ...Read more

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A 9 month old baby has been suffering from recurring fever for three days. When the baby was examined on day 1, theent was clear and the temperature was 101. It was advised that the baby might be teething or may have a virus. Now, the temperature has reac

A 9 month old baby has been suffering from recurring fever for three days. When the baby was examined on day 1, theent was clear and the temperature was 101. It was advised that the baby might be teething or may have a virus. Now, the temperature has reac

Always an option: Any kid can come in a day or 2 before their ear infection becomes clear, only to have the problem progress over 8-12 hours. If the kid is eating robustly and playful most of the time, a significant issue is less likely and a virus may be running it's course. If the kid is off his/her activity pattern, drinking has fallen and your parent sense is telling you it's more, get back in to have a recheck. ...Read more

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9 month baby suffering 4m fever 4 past 6days. Blood n urine reports r negative reduces for paracetamol n comes again after three hours. Antibiotic given?

9 month baby suffering 4m fever 4 past 6days. Blood n urine reports r negative reduces for paracetamol n comes again after three hours. Antibiotic given?

Close Observation: Your 9 mos old baby has fever x 6 days; negative urine/blood tests. Infection is a common & serious cause of fever in infancy. The tests tell us whether the cause is bacterial vs. Viral. Bacterial infections require antibiotics whereas viruses are self-limited. Persistent fever is common with viruses. Fever is uncomfortable but is a sign of normal immune response. Follow closely with your doctor. ...Read more

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My baby was throwing up every formula bottle he ate for three days and now he is coughing until he throws up and has a stuffy nose. No fever?

My baby was throwing up every formula bottle he ate for three days and now he is coughing until he throws up and has a stuffy nose. No fever?

Vomiting: This could be associated to a viral syndrome which is very common. However depending on the baby's age if he is in his first 2 months of life and gets fever that requires immediate ed evaluation. In any case the fact that he has been not tolerating anything for 3 days deserves for him to get evaluated asap. In the meantime trying small sips of pedialyte can prevent dehydration. ...Read more

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I have urine like diarrhea for almost three days. What should I do. And what foods should I be eating and staying away from caught a 24hr bug from a child. Its now spread like wildfire in the home. I've had a temperature for a day which is gone. Urine lik

I have urine like diarrhea for almost three days. What should I do. And what foods should I be eating and staying away from caught a 24hr bug from a child. Its now spread like wildfire in the home. I've had a temperature for a day which is gone. Urine lik

Hi.: Hi. I cannot diagnose your symptoms. I would like to start with looking for clarification, as your first sentence can be interpreted more than one way. If your urine is much like diarrhea would be, than you absolutely need to get seen by a doctor right away. I think however, that what you were describing was diarrhea that has the consistency of urine. There is a lot of viral gastroenteritis going around right now. If the bug going around in jamaica, ny is much like the one circulating in newport, ri - it is a really nasty one. It is a good sign that your fever has resolved.
Viral gastroenteritis causes the peristalsis (motility) of the GI tract to increase. Digested materials are pushed through your large intestine so quickly, that fluids are not reabsorbed from the feces as they normally would be. The spasm of the smooth muscles in your gut can cause pain. If your symptoms do not resolve in a couple more days then you could have a bacterial infection, parasite or a disease of the gut.
It is likely however, to be the bug that you suspected you caught from a child. Work hard on staying hydrated. Water is very important, even if you can only tolerate sipping it. Stay away from acidic beverages and caffiene. Clear beverages may be helpful for 12 to 24 hours. When you add in solids, avoid things like meats, dairy products and fibrous vegetables as well as spicy or highly fatty foods.
One of the dangers of severe diarrhea is dehydration. If you try to stay up on fluids but you end up with a really fast heart beat, you feel dizzy (especially if it worse when getting up); you may be dehydrated. In that case, you may need a trip to the emergency room for intravenous hydration. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Child is on antibiotic, Amoxicillin 7.5ml BID. Has three days left and has started to run fevers again. Had an outer and middle ear infection. Why?

Child is on antibiotic, Amoxicillin 7.5ml BID. Has three days left and has started to run fevers again. Had an outer and middle ear infection. Why?

Fever on abx: Fever while on antibiotics can be something as simple as he has contracted a viral illness that is not responsive to antibiotics at all (not that uncommon a week after you have been in a germy doctor office) to something more serious like development of a resistant infection that is not responding to the Amoxicillin. You really need to make a follow-up visit with your doctor in the next day or two ...Read more

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My three month baby is having flu and he has being cring all day, what should I do?

My three month baby is having flu and he has being cring all day, what should I do?

Treat fever/see M.D.: The flu is an illness that causes cough, runny nose, muscle aches and fever. If he has the flu, check his temperature, tylenol (acetaminophen) can be given for fever. Keep the baby well fed and he should be checked by your doctor. There is a medication that can treat the flu. Monitor the baby for prolonged cough and fever, and have a re check if he is not getting better in a few days. I hope this helps you. ...Read more

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My child has had fever all day?

My child has had fever all day?

Need more details: How high?
Any other symptoms?
Eating okay?
Playful at all?
How old is s/he? ...Read more

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What causes a child to run a fever occasionally, that lasts only one day?

Many things: Could be a transient viral infection, the child may have been exercising to the point of overheating, they may have trauma with bleeding into tissues. Fever is generally either normal response to physical activity or to inflammation, and is most frequently either benign or actually helpful. ...Read more

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My child (4 years) has a fever every night for the last ten days. During the day he is quite active. He eats and drinks less and has a cough.?

My child (4 years) has a fever every night for the last ten days. During the day he is quite active. He eats and drinks less and has a cough.?

Mgt: He may have an infection of the respiratory tract. Has he been screened for TB? Is there a chest radiograph, complete blood count available for review.
If this persists or worsens, please see your PCP. In the meantime, a virtual appointment can be scheduled to further detail. ...Read more

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My child has a 101.6 fever that won't break, I've tried all day! When's a good time to call the dr?

My child has a 101.6 fever that won't break, I've tried all day! When's a good time to call the dr?

Short answer....: You should never worry about calling your dr for advice or to express concern. Every pediatrician that I know believes "if you are concerned about your child, I'm concerned about your child". Find a dr you trust and then reach out to them when you need them. You will either learn there is something to be worried about, and treated accordingly, or that there isn't, and u can relax. Both are good! ...Read more

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I gave Dolo 650 to my son twice a day in the interval of 6 hrs. He had 100 fever. Is it safe for 10yrs old child?

I gave Dolo 650 to my son twice a day in the interval of 6 hrs. He had 100 fever. Is it safe for 10yrs old child?

Dolo 650: Dolo 650 is acetaminophen 650 mg. Dose is too high for 10 year old. Temperature of 100 F is low grade fever not requiring medication. Here is an acetaminophen dosage chart based upon weight.
https://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/medication-safety/Pages/Acetaminophen-for-Fever-and-Pain. Aspx ...Read more

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7 year child. Pneumonia heard in all pulmonary fields. Started Azythromicyn. No fever after 24 hrs, but Rales still same in day 3.Start IM injections?

7 year child. Pneumonia heard in all pulmonary fields. Started Azythromicyn. No fever after 24 hrs, but Rales still same in day 3.Start IM injections?

No: Pneumonia in school-aged chidren is often caused by viral agent or mycoplasma pneumoniae. I'll continue PO Azithromycin and add chest physiotherapy. ...Read more

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7 year child. Pneumonia heard in all pulmonary fields. Started Azythromicyn. No fever after 24 hrs, but Rales still same in day 3. Start injections?

7 year child. Pneumonia heard in all pulmonary fields. Started Azythromicyn. No fever after 24 hrs, but Rales still same in day 3. Start injections?

Pneumonia improving: If the fever has resolved, and overall the patient is feeling better, it would not be completely unusual for the pulmonary findings to lag behind a few days assuming there are no other complicating factors such as asthma. Measurement of respiratory rate and pulse oximetry may shed more light on response. A follow up visit with your physician would be wise. ...Read more

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We have a 24m child was dia with tonsillitis and the 3rd day of running a temp around 40 deg, day fine at night start again, given him ponsten? And augmentum, trying to break fever now around 38.9

We have a 24m child was dia with tonsillitis and the 3rd day of running a temp around 40 deg, day fine at night start again, given him ponsten? And augmentum, trying to break fever now around 38.9

What is question?: Tonsillitis can be caused by both viruses and bacteria. Viruses can cause a fever up to 5 d or longer and do not respond to Augmentin. Since Temp is low during the day, and rise at night, they do not pose a big risk of dehydration, and fever is used by the body to fight infection. If you child is very uncomfortable, acetaminophen is an alternate med for fever. Return to your doctor if fever >5 ...Read more

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My 10 day old child's nose is congested what should I do? She is 10 days old and a little congested. She isn't running a fever and nothing else seems to be wrong. She has started to eat a little less though. Is there anything I can do to relieve the conge

My 10 day old child's nose is congested what should I do? She is 10 days old and a little congested. She isn't running a fever and nothing else seems to be wrong. She has started to eat a little less though. Is there anything I can do to relieve the conge

Reflux: Babies must breathe through their nose. If I had to bet the baby is having silent acid reflux that is burning her nose. Using 1-2 drops of nonmedicated nasal saline drops for babies after each feeding can help. Are you breastfeeding? Try going on a dairy free diet yourself. On formula? Ask your doctor about switching to soy or elemental formula. For any infant breathing issues call your md. ...Read more

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6 year old child has 102.2 fever for second day with no other symptoms, responds to tylenol, is it a virus? When to see a doctor?

6 year old child has 102.2 fever for second day with no other symptoms, responds to tylenol, is it a virus? When to see a doctor?

Fever in schoolchild: If there are no other symptoms and the child is eating, drinking, playing and otherwise well, you may observe for 3-4 days. Encourage fluids and avoid treating fever unless it bothers the child. After 3-4 days I would have the child see a pediatrician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My child has been vomiting once a day, in mornings only. This has been going on for 5 days. There is no headache. The only other symptom is low grade fever of 99. I am fearful of brain tumor. Could it be?

My child has been vomiting once a day, in mornings only. This has been going on for 5 days. There is no headache. The only other symptom is low grade fever of 99. I am fearful of brain tumor. Could it be?

Unlikely to be tumor: Nothing is impossible but this would not be the first sign of a brain tumor. However, I would be concerned about possible dehydration and electroyte imbalances and adequate fluid intake. Please contact your pediatrician as intravenous fluids may be advised. ...Read more

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Child 2yr old has cough for a week and had fever for just a day. Green mucus from nose and yellow discharge from eyes now. Should we see dr?

Child 2yr old has cough for a week and had fever for just a day. Green mucus from nose and yellow discharge from eyes now. Should we see dr?

URI: Your child has symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. He also has conjunctivitis as a result of the illness. If the fever continues take him to the doctor. In the meantime give him symptomatic care. ...Read more

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Child with fever, heart racing 2 yr old daughter. Rectal fever 105. Third day with fever. During day she plays, seems fine. Been on steady doses of tylenol and motrim. Currently doing cold presses, popsicles. Should we be at er? Her heart rate was at 150.

Child with fever, heart racing 2 yr old daughter. Rectal fever 105. Third day with fever. During day she plays, seems fine. Been on steady doses of tylenol and motrim. Currently doing cold presses, popsicles. Should we be at er? Her heart rate was at 150.

Since: Since your child's temp is up around 105f, you should either call her doctor or go to the emergency room.

Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. Since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness.

"red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are:
-fevers that last 5 days or more
-fevers persistently above 104f orally or 105f rectally
-a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake
-difficulty breathing
-vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration
-a purple rash, esp on the legs
-stiff neck
-any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint

as always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor. ...Read more

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Why an I having a high grade fever a week before and during my three day cycle?

Why an I having a high grade fever a week before and during my three day cycle?

Fever: It is possible you have a urinary tract infection or are suffering from vaginosis. In either case it is important to see your gynacologist for examination of your urine and to take vaginal vultures. ...Read more

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What to do when a 3 year old child has a fever of a 106?

To ER now: Go to the emergency room now. Fever of 105f or higher can be a sign of a very serious illness. Best to be seen asap. Good luck! ...Read more

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At what point should a 3 year old child be medicated for a fever?

At what point should a 3 year old child be medicated for a fever?

Why?: Generally it is unnecessary to medicate to suppress fever, since fever probably has beneficial effects in fighting the cause. You try to reduce body temperatures only when they are making the person or child patently uncomfortable or it is creating stresses on an already compromised system (not likely in a child), or it reaches levels which are injurious to the central nervous system. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can cause a fever in a 6yr old child for over 3 weeks?

Can you tell me what can cause a fever in a 6yr old child for over 3 weeks?

Many things: You should see a doctor for evaluation. If you have already seen your doctor and that is not helpful, then see an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more