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What should I do after providing antibiotics to my 9-month-old son if his temperature is still high?

What should I do after providing antibiotics to my 9-month-old son if his temperature is still high?

Notify the MD: If your child was prescribed antibiotics for an infection and the associated fever does not resolve within 2-3 days, you should notify the prescribing doctor. This could be an indication that a different antibiotic is needed, the condition is worsening, or antibiotics may not be the answer to this particular problem. ...Read more

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My 9 month old son has a temperature but his hands are cold. What should I do?

My 9 month old son has a temperature but his hands are cold. What should I do?

Fever in infants: Check his temperature with a thermometer, temp more than 100.4f is considered fever. If you take temp under armpit add one degree, if you take in his rectum then no need to add a degree. If he had fever then give age appropriate tylenol and see his doctor next day. 102f or higher and not responding to tylenol/ Ibuprofen take to er. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby has a temperature of 101.7. Is this bad?

My 9 month old baby has a temperature of 101.7. Is this bad?

What other sx ?: Fever @ a 102 level is common in infants & toddlers with a wide variety of minor and some significant illnesses. I find tylenol can give comfort & take a degree off a temp, but any resolution will be the illness going thru its cycles.If baby is playing some & taking fluids well enough to wet every 6hrs, u may be able to ride this out at home. If quiet, taking poorly etc. Call in & or see the dr. ...Read more

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My son is 9 month old nd he has 39.6 temperature what shall I do at home?

My son is 9 month old nd he has 39.6 temperature what shall I do at home?

Temp. control: Control the temperature with Ibuprofen infant drops, dose according to his weight as the chart i the Ibuprofen box shows, keep him on light clothes and d not cover him. Make sure to check with his pediatrician, because what's most important is to find the cause for the fever. ...Read more

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My 9 month old daughter was giving a flu shot a week ago , now she has fever. Temperature was checked under arms, read 101. She's also teething. Help?

My 9 month old daughter was giving a flu shot a week ago , now she has fever.  Temperature was checked under arms, read 101. She's also teething. Help?

Fevers: are generally suggestive of an active infection, and should not be attributed to teething. It is unlikely she has developed the fever as a result of the recent vaccination, so close monitoring for progression of symptoms would be wise. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby has the gastro virus no vomiting. But temperature diarrhoea it's the first day he's taking fluidswell now mucus blood in his poo?

My 9 month old baby has the gastro virus no vomiting.  But temperature diarrhoea it's the first day he's taking fluidswell now mucus blood in his poo?

Doctor exam needed: Any time there is blood in a child's poo, especially one so young, you needs to see a doctor for an examination to ensure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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Can a nine month old eat strawberrries?

Can a nine month old eat strawberrries?

Yes: Strawberry allergy is rare but strawberries do contain histamine, which is often mistaken for allergy symptoms. Regardless i think that at 9 months of age, she's a bit young to start eating raw strawberries. ...Read more

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How can I stimulate my six to nine month old child during playtime?

How can I stimulate my six to nine month old child during playtime?

Play: This is a nice little article with lots of developmentally appropriate things to do. Both play, and other things to stimulate your baby. http://www.babycenter.com/0_20-fun-silly-development-boosting-games-to-play-with-your-ba_1479310.bc ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my six to nine month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my six to nine month old child at home?

Safety: Way too much for 400 letters! Try: http://www.babycenter.com/0_childproofing-around-the-house_460.bc. Safety and health concerns should also be discussed at your well child visits. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my six to nine month old child when traveling by

What are some safety precautions I should take for my six to nine month old child when traveling by

Travel : Once again I defer to the aap.org site. http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/Flying-with-Baby.aspx ...Read more

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