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6 Week Old Baby Has A Cold
FEVER: 39.8c means 103.6f. Most fevers at this age are viral. The associated symptoms can be runny nose, cough, poor oral intake. Give a fever reducer when it is 101 f or above. If only fever with no other symptoms, UTI or other causes need to be ruled out. Take baby to the pediatrician for an exam. Make sure s/he drinks enough fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6m=irritant congestn: A 6m kid will respond to cigarette smoke, hair spray, cleaning fumes, perfume etc. The same way you do except it is worse for them. The irritant quality often makes kids snooty & they have a hard time getting the stuff sneezed out since they have minimal sneezing power. Often these irritants stay weeks inside their nose unless you wash them out with saline. ...Read more
My 6 year old daughter is fighting a cold. She now has a cough. Would leaving a cool mist humidifier on throughout the night help her?
Maybe,maybe not: These help most when the environment is very dry, like in winder, when the heater pulls the humidity down below 20%.Humidifiers & vaporizers can help bring up the humidity up where it is not further drying the kids airway when they are sick. If the basic humidity the kid is in runs 30-40%, the humidifier has less positive benefit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a 1 year old baby girl and she has a cold that she has had for a month. She has a cough and her nose runs green?
URI: Children can get 6-8 colds a year, especially if in daycare or school. Often the colds occur in winter months and can seem like a continuous problem. It is possible the child has sinusitis or adenoiditis and may need an antibiotic . You should flush the child's nose with nasal saline. See pediatrician or ent. ...Read more
Yes: Follow the directions, but yes, it is safe. ...Read more
I have a month old baby boy who was 6 weeeks premature.Hes been home two weeks and the last week seems to be having a hard time pooping has fever also?
If he has fever...: ....Bring him to his doctor now. This is a baby who is still two weeks shy of being ready to be born. He might have a cold, or he might have something life threatening. At this age, only a doctor and some appropriate testing can tell the difference. Take him to a doctor. Now. And good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
Guidelines: Fever is very common in babies over 6 months old and not usually serious. However, if worried, always call the doctor! guidelines suggest calling a doctor for babies older than 6 months if the temperature is 103 degrees f (39.4 degrees c) or greater and with symptoms (loss of appetite, cough, unusually fussy or sleepy, pulling on ear or other signs of ear pain, vomiting, diarrhea.). ...Read more
My 14 month old son has been having a fever & running nose for two days. I give him tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hrs. His appetite is good.He is very miserable.
Good job: May be he has a cold. If he is whiney and clingy homeopathic pulsatilla may help. Similisan make a cold remedy that can help as well...If he is that miserable and you are concerned, then have hm seen as well. ...Read more
My 7 mo old baby girl has had 99.6 fever for 3 days. She also has a runny nose. She's been on baby triaminic since saturday. What should we do?
Make her comfortable: A temperature of 99.6 is not considered a "fever". If the baby triaminic is for fever reduction, stop using it! it sounds as if she has a cold, for which you can make sure that she receives adequate amounts of fluids. Also, keeping her head slightly elevated and using a humidifier or vaporizer with keep the mucus loose. Saline nose drops and bulb to remove mucus. No cough/cold medications! ...Read more
I have a 3 month old boy who hasn't had a solid poo for about 6 weeks. It looks like green water. Seems his tummy hurts after breastfeeding?
See baby's doctor: If your baby is growing well, then this may not be of concern. There is a huge range of normal in the realm of pooping, especially in infants. If your baby seems to be in real discomfort, or is not growing however, then there may well be something wrong. The only way to know will be to do some tests - probably starting with some poop tests. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the RSV virus dangerous in a 10 month old infant? She has been on antibiotics for 6 days. Today she has a fever of 102 and a clear chest xray.
Take it seriously: Appropiate hydration and support is essential.Any time a child is ill and a fever spikes, a concern arises for a secondary infection ie-ear infection.Antibiotics do not treat RSV so the fact that the child is taking one does not change the outcome.If your infant is more lethargic, drinking or urinating less, working harder to breath , or fever persists call your md right away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 6 year old daughter has had a cold for two weeks and she coughs up mucus and she has had a high fever up to at least 104 and chills. Cold or flu?
10 month old daughter has few petechiae on neck for a few days, she is well. Today my 3 year old boy has a few petechiae on his ear. Cat fleas?
Petechiae?: Petechiae are a very particular kind of red spot that does not blanch with pressure and usually is not raised. It can be a sign of serious disease. However they are also common (above the nipple line) in kids just from things like coughing or breath-holding. Flea bites are normally raised, do blanch with pressure, and itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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