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8 Year Old Fever
Firstly...: ...That's a normal temperature. Secondly (and more importantly, ) in the list of factors that tell us how sick the child is, height of fever is far less important than activity, mood, degree of pain and discomfort, presence or absence of vomiting, shortness of breath, intake of water and output of urine. ...Read more
Depends on how taken: A normal temperature for an 8 year old is the same as an adult: 98.6 degrees, fahrenheit if taken orally. An axillary temperature (under the arm) tends to be 0.5 degrees lower, while a rectal temperature is 0.5 degrees higher and a tympanic (ear) temperature can be 0.5-1 degree higher. I find that tympanic thermometers are not as accurate, especially if the ear drum is hot from an ear infection. ...Read more
?head Cold/Viral: If it is like a head cold, tylenol (acetaminophen) may be all that he needs. But watch out for any signs of meningitis which would cause headache, drowsiness/lethargy and can make a child ill very quickly. In that case you need to be prepared to take him to an er or to your peditrician(i hope he has a pediatric doctor to help/guide you). Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be repeated every 6 hourly and will keep fever down and comfort. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Keep hydrated: We're seeing a lot of gastroenteritis, or the "stomach flu". Currently it's the norwalk virus, or a norovirus. The biggest thing is making sure she doesn't get dehydrated. Watch urine output, tears, drooling and energy level. If those start to flag a bit, then go get her looked at. ...Read more
YES... But: Very rare, unless associated with some systemic or metabolic disease. Detail family history is also important. Needs extensive evaluation by the ped, gi, endocrine and metabolism specialists. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Most 15 yo are near the end of their linear growth and can expect about 2 more inches. If they entered puberty later than their friends, they may finish later, but most are done at 17.An xray of the wrist and hand can show if more growth is likely by showing open growth centers. ...Read more
Enuresis- nocturnal: Male or female? If female, how many pregnancies and how many babies? ...Read more
8year old has 102 fever, vomiting child is a female that is 8 years old. Vomiting from fever. What can I do?
Many conditions: There are many causes of vomiting and fever at this age. I would suggest a clear liquid diet for one day, controlling the fever with Tylenol (acetaminophen) if tolerated, and calling your pediatrician. If your child has a headache, stiff neck, rash, dehydration or appears very ill, they should be seen right away. Other causes include pneumonia which may present with vomiting and fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child masturbates: I am sure many parents have had this experience or something close to it. Humans need to explore their bodies. Humans are curious, and let's admit it, it feels good to touch ourselves. A parents role is to gently not increase any shame, embarrassment and to, when appropriate, teach self esteem to their children by explaining the norms of the human experience and when we maintain privacy. ...Read more
Define sex: There are many instances where teens or adults have used children of either gender as sexual objects. The methods and activities varied, but all are sexual abuse and exploitation. As sick as this is, it does happen in cultures around the world.Often the perpitrators were victims of such abuse in some form as kids. ...Read more
Probably migraine: But he needs to be evaluated. Your primary care doctor can examine him and determine if this is pure migraine or if there is something more serious that needs to be ruled out. If it's migraine, it can be treated. If it's something more serious, than the sooner you find out, the sooner you can start doing something about it. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
8 year old mild fever starting 2 days ago at 99.9. Reached 100 yesterday stayed that way until today 101.7. No strep or sinus problems still waiting for cmp to come back. Should I report this to his doc
My 8 year old had a fever of 103 and complains about dizziness he has never had a fever like this should I take him to the doctor ?
My eight year old has a fever and I have a two week old at home. What should we do to make sure baby stays healthy?
8 year old has 101-102 fever ONLY starting at 3pm until bed. No meds given. Why does it only occur in late afternoon/evening? Nothing hurts her.
Fever at night: If this fever just started then it is a normal response of the immune system, most likely to a viral illness. I have always noted that in children symptoms of fever, wheezing, etc. are always worse at night. Our own normal body temperatures fluctuate and are higher at night. Fevers in infections help fight the infection, treat for discomfort. If it lasts more that 3 days, see your doctor. ...Read more
My 8 year old daughter had a fever only which has been reducing over the last three days. No other symptoms. She just had a runny bm. ?
My 8 year old daughter has had fevers on and off for 4 days. Is pale and has a runny tummy. She is eating and currently has no fever.
My 8 year old had strep at lwast 10 times last year. He had a recent strep test that was negative but he has had a fever for over a week now could he have rheumatic fever?
Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever usually follows a strep throat about 2 weeks after the diagnosis. Since the strep test was negative, his illness looks more viral in nature. If the fever persists and your son is feeling tired, achy and has swollen glands loss of appetite, bring him back to the doctor for blood work to rule out mononucleosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Would need more information to diagnose, how ever that is already enough information to advise seeing your pediatrician. ...Read more
Likely: Not uncommon for viral illnesses to produce low grade fevers for 10-14 days, but if it goes on longer than this, would reevaluate. ...Read more
Hi , Iam 34 year old. I have two scars on face which are 8 year old. Now, all of a sudden they are swollen. I don't have any fever. Could you help pl?
The result of a CBC shows that my 8 year old daughter has high monocyte count which is 12.7 and her hemoglobin count is 151. She has been having fever for 2 nights already which usually occurs in the evening or at dawn. What does this indicate?
My 8 year old is complaining about pain just above her belly button. No fever, slight sensitivity, no other health issue. Is this a cause for concern?
No fever sick to stomach at night during sleep only a couple of times very tired this is a 8 year old boywho is never sick none?
8 year old had the flu or virus (neg flu test) over weekend. No fever, seems much better today but still coughing. School tomorrow? Still contagious?
My 8 year old has just about evdry sign and symptom of delirium. Hes had a low grade fever for oved 5 days now. And matchss about 80% of the causes of delirium. Its friday night doc office is closed. Should I wait it out or go to childrens hospital?
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