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4 month old has fever of 101.4. Acting normal but maybe a bit more sleepy. Eating well. Will see dr tomorrow AM. Is this okay?

4 month old has fever of 101.4. Acting normal but maybe a bit more sleepy. Eating well. Will see dr tomorrow AM. Is this okay?

I'm ok with that: If you are ok with that. You are there and you know your baby best. If he or she is feeding well as you said, having normal wet diapers, I think it's ok to wait until morning. But if anything changes, if you are uneasy at all about waiting, then have your baby seen. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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I have a four month old who has a cold. He is on ammoxicillian, but has a chesty, phlemy cough. He broke out in a cold sweat w/ no fever. E.R.?

I have a four month old who has a cold. He is on ammoxicillian, but has a chesty, phlemy cough. He broke out in a cold sweat w/ no fever. E.R.?

Symptomatic care: Colds will not respond to antibiotics. Offer symptomatic care in the form of nasal suction, nose drop, vaporizer and fluids. The phlegm cough is probably due to a post nasal drip, so help him out by elevating his mattress instead of lying flat. ...Read more

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What is considered as fever taken rectal in a 4 month old?

What is considered as fever taken rectal in a 4 month old?

Rectal temperature: Of 100.4f is defined as fever. However a rise of 1 degree in child with symptoms should be considered fever ...Read more

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4 month old has rectal fever of 100 for three Days. He has a mild cold. Is this why?

4 month old has rectal fever of 100 for three Days. He has a mild cold. Is this why?

Not a fever: Fever is defined as temp 100.4 or higher. The 100* temperature elevation in a 4 month old can be due to an upper respiratory infection, teething, response to vaccination or lots of other things. Hydration, humidifier, acetaminophen, bulb suctioning nasal secretions, and frozen teething rings can all be helpful, ...Read more

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Is 98.7 fever for a 4 month old baby?

Is 98.7 fever for a 4 month old baby?

Normal temperature: Normal temperature is 98.6 and can fluctuate around this level. Fever is a significant elevation above that. Most physicians start using 100.3 or 100.5 as the temperature where a child begins to have a fever.

Therefore 98.7 is a normal temperature for any child or adult. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my 4 month old baby sleeps more when he has a fever?

Is it normal if my 4 month old baby sleeps more when he has a fever?

Yes: Sleep has a healing benefit during an illness. As long as it does not interfere with normal fluid intake & some activity I don't worry that it is excessive. ...Read more

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4 month old has been fighting an on/off fever for 2 weeks with no other symptoms I can see. At what point do we call the dr?

4 month old has been fighting an on/off fever for 2 weeks with no other symptoms I can see. At what point do we call the dr?

During office hours: Fever, usually defined as a temperature above 100.4 f or 38 c, is usually the body's response to an infection. A 4 month old can be sick but have few symptoms. If your baby has been having a fever for 2 weeks, he should be seen. Call the doctor to make an appointment. ...Read more

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4 month old just got his shots today and has a fever and weird breathing, could it be a reaction? My drs didn't give me info on side effects

4 month old just got his shots today and has a fever and weird breathing, could it be a reaction? My drs didn't give me info on side effects

Possible reaction: Infants can get fevers from their immunizations. Immunizations are designed to provoke an immune response and fever is part of that. You can use acetaminophen to control the fever. If your baby is having trouble breathing, then you should go see a physician urgently. ...Read more

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Fever and rash in a 4 month old?

Fever and rash in a 4 month old?

Viral?: The most common cause of fever and a rash in a baby is a virus, but there are lots of other possibilities, and the question is just too vague for us to give a more specific answer. The short answer is you should see your pediatrician, or at the very least, call him/her. ...Read more

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What can I give my 4-month-old for a fever after vaccines?

What can I give my 4-month-old for a fever after vaccines?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): You can use tylenol, or the generic acetaminophen, for fever for this situation. Motrin is not to be used under 6 months of age. ...Read more

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How high is too high of a fever for a 4 month old. I wanna know at what temp do I take he to the doctor?

How high is too high of a fever for a 4 month old. I wanna know at what temp do I take he to the doctor?

Fever: A child may have 104 fever and be running around the house, happy as can be. On the other hand, a child may have a normal temp and be dreadfully ill. You take your child to the doctor when you have concerns. ...Read more

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Can the vaccines cause my 4-month-old to run a fever?

YES: Yes - vaccines cause an immune response to what is contained in the vaccine. This may, and may not, include having a fever. Usually, a fever related to vaccines will last up to 3-4 days and not be terribly severe. Any fever that is very high, or any time the child is acting very ill, even after vaccines, you should discuss the situation with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 4 month old son has been running a fever of 99.5 for 5 days and has been coughing, sneezing, and congested in his chest. Should he see his dr?

My 4 month old son has been running a fever of 99.5 for 5 days and has been coughing, sneezing, and congested in his chest. Should he see his dr?

Fluids/monitor: This is something you can probably monitor at home. If baby has playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not too noticable suggests home care is ok. Lack of play/noticable incresed work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest a dr visit in order. Nasal saline helps keep the nose clear & tylenol (acetaminophen) as a comfort med may help. ...Read more

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Days ago I woke up to find my healthy 4 month old very lethargy, and running a high fever?

Days ago I woke up to find my healthy 4 month old very lethargy, and running a high fever?

See your doctor: A four month old infant may not give you many clues as to why they are sick. If they are running a fever and lethargic as you indicate, they need to be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My 4 month old sons soft spot is bubbled out as if last night. He's other wise acting normal a little fussy going to bed. No fever or rash. What can it be?

My 4 month old sons soft spot is bubbled out as if last night. He's other wise acting normal a little fussy going to bed. No fever or rash. What can it be?

See Care: Immediately if you think that the soft spot is bulging as it could be an emergency. Let the professionals make the final call;. It could be life threatening if it really is bulging. ...Read more

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7yearold daughter had flu since Mon. On tamiflu (oseltamivir) since Tues night. Fever gone since Wed. No symptoms left. Still contagious? I have a 4 month old baby.

7yearold daughter had flu since Mon. On tamiflu (oseltamivir) since Tues night. Fever gone since Wed. No symptoms left. Still contagious? I have a 4 month old baby.

Flu: Technically the flu is considered contagious for 5-10 days after the start of symptoms. Basic infection control practices: good hand washing, don't share drinks, utensils, cough or sneeze into a tissue or into your shirt sleeve. Since your 7 yo is no longer symptomatic (no more cough?) then the rest should be easy. ...Read more

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Should Zofran (ondansetron) be given to a 4 month old with rsv? I have a 4 month old grandson that has been diagnosed with rsv. He is running a fever and throwing everything up. Even pedialyte. He is very congested.

Should Zofran (ondansetron) be given to a 4 month old with rsv? I have a 4 month old grandson that has been diagnosed with rsv. He is running a fever and throwing everything up. Even pedialyte. He is very congested.

Even: Even though zofran (ondansetron) is approved for use in infants who are vomiting from chemotherapy, it should be used with extreme caution in any other setting. Zofran (ondansetron) works by blocking neurotransmitters in the nausea center of the brain. If you are vomiting because something is giving you nausea (like chemo, a stomach bug or motion sickness) then zofran (ondansetron) works well.

Often, children who have bronchiolitis (the illness caused by rsv) vomit secondary to coughing up and gagging on mucus, not because they are nauseous. In that case, zofran (ondansetron) wouldn't help the vomiting. It is very important to try and keep your grandson hydrated during this illness. Using a bulb suction prior feeds can help. Sometimes sips of pedialyte from a spoon instead of from a bottle can give small enough amounts to prevent choking and vomiting.

You should call your grandchild's doctor if you see any signs of dehydration. These signs are:

- dry mouth
-few or no tears when crying
-excessive fussiness
-fewer than 3-4 wet diapers/day
-no urination in 6-8 hours
-sunken soft spot
-dry, wrinkled or doughy skin
-appears weak or limp
-decreased alertness or increased sleepiness
-rapid breathing or fast heart rate

also, if appears to be worsening, having difficulty breathing, or if his fever persists, you should also contact his doctor. Good luck! RSV is miserable - I'm so sorry he has it. ...Read more

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If my mother has a fever blister, should I ask her not to kiss my 4 month old?

If my mother has a fever blister, should I ask her not to kiss my 4 month old?

Yes: The fever blister is caused by herpes simplex type 1 and it ca be infectious. It would be prudent to avoid kissing while there is an active fever blister. Remind your mom that there are many ways to show love and the blister should heal fairly quickly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 4 month old has a fever of 100.1 and she has a cough and runny nose is there anything that I can give her?

My 4 month old has a fever of 100.1 and she has a cough and runny nose is there anything that I can give her?

Baby cold: There is not much medicine available for young infants. Usually if the baby still has a good appetite and the fever is just 100, it most likely is a virus. Some remedies are to use a hot steam vaporizor, Normal Saline nose drops and nasal suction and could give some acetominophen if approved by your doctor. The dose is based on weight. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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My 4 month old daughter got her needles yesterday she has a low grade fever and lack of appetite what can do to get her to eat please help I'm worried?

My 4 month old daughter got her needles yesterday she has a low grade fever and lack of appetite what can do to get her to eat please help I'm worried?

Comfort care: As long as she takes enough fluids to wet a diaper every 6 hours she should do well.Acetaminophen can help with her discomfort and a warm compress over any swollen areas may help. The appetite loss should be limited to a few days. ...Read more

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My 4 month old keeps throwing up. No fever and he's not real fussy me and my husband have both had the flu. Iis there anything I should watch out for?

My 4 month old keeps throwing up. No fever and he's not real fussy me and my husband have both had the flu. Iis there anything I should watch out for?

Vomiting: Repetitive vomiting in a 4 month old without fever or diarrhea would raise the possibility of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) especially if there is excessive crying and arching of the back and neck (sandifer syndrome). ...Read more

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What could be causing my 4 month old's hoarse voice? My 4 month old has a very hoarse voice. She has no fever, no cold symptoms and is eating and sleeping normally. Her only apparent symptom is the hoarse voice. She is also drooling buckets, but has been

What could be causing my 4 month old's hoarse voice? My 4 month old has a very hoarse voice. She has no fever, no cold symptoms and is eating and sleeping normally. Her only apparent symptom is the hoarse voice. She is also drooling buckets, but has been

Mgt: Her drooling and hoarseness should be evaluated by pediatric pulmonology as well. If she is have difficulty breathing, please see the Emergency Room.
A virtual appointment can be booked online to follow up, and may be useful for your child and pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 4 month old to have a 100.9 fever while teething? My 4 month old baby just got her first 2 teeth in about a week ago. But today she has been acting really irritable and checked her rectal temperature and it was 100.9. Could this be a ca

Is it normal for a 4 month old to have a 100.9 fever while teething? My 4 month old baby just got her first 2 teeth in about a week ago. But today she has been acting really irritable and checked her rectal temperature and it was 100.9. Could this be a ca

A little high: 100.9 is a little high. May be teething, but more probably a cold. Ck w pediatrician. And see a pediatric dentist no later than 1st b'day. 2 or 3 is late. You need to talk to pedodontist about care of baby teeth, diet, hygiene, growth and development of teeth and jaws, Fluoride (remember, permanent teeth are already forming), and so many other things. And your child & the dr can bond. ...Read more

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My 4 month old has a wet cough, no fever, but is irritable and sleepy, should she see a Doctor?

My 4 month old has a wet cough, no fever, but is irritable and sleepy, should she see a Doctor?

Sure: You can never be too safe when dealing with a 4 month old. If the cough continues, have her checked out. Good luck. ...Read more