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9 Month Old Temperature
9 month old has a temperature that doesnt come down with calpol, he hasnt had a dirty nappy in 24 hours and is irritable he also has a viral rash?
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 (acetaminophen) 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
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 (acetaminophen) and see his doctor next day. 102f or higher and not responding to tylenol (acetaminophen)/ Ibuprofen take to er. ...Read more
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
9-month-old granddaughter has always been at 50th percentile for ht & wt but, at 9-mo check-up, fell to 5th for ht & wt. How common is this?
Not uncommon: At this age, children are changing from milk to foods as their main source of nutrition. In that process, they may not eat as many calories as they were for a while. Just keep offering healthy meals and snacks (if needed). Recheck her weight and height at the 12 month well check, and see if she is catching back up again. If not, discuss with her doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a pediatrician: And do this asap. Diarrhea alone in a 9 month old should simply result in a need for hydration, but high fevers should require an assessment by a pediatrician for serious systemic illness with GI symptoms. A 9 year old can become critically ill very very quickly. Please have your baby seen and evaluated. Hope they are better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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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