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Fever In 3 Month Old Baby
Gum?: It's not uncommon for stools to undergo changes, from mustard, to "pudding" to thick peanut butter. I'm not sure what you mean by "gum", but stools can thicken up somewhat over this time. Sometimes there can be mucous and some temporary changes with viral illnesses or other factors. If the stools are truly irregular, bring one in to have it looked at. ...Read more
Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more
Low Temp: This is generally not worrisome. For starters, most thermometers are not %100 accurate. Additionally, the most important factor is your child's appearance. A well-appearing child with a temp of 96 is just fine. An ill-appearing child with any temp needs to be examined by their doctor. ...Read more
Baby 3 months old. Why has my bottle-fed baby started to refuse the bottle? Started since 2month old
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
My 3 month old baby had colic. We switched over to similac total comfort (from morinaga bf1).now her poop is dark green having mucous.help plz?
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My 7 wk old baby just started having yellowish, seedy poop. She has had 5 a day for the last 3 days. Is this normal or a concern in formula fed babies?
Perfectly normal: Stools vary in consistency and frequency in this age group! ...Read more
More or less: I push for 2.5-3 hours during the day and 4-5 hr at night. If you make a gradual change this can happen and you will both do well.After the kid reaches 10 lb, she may sleep 5-7 hrs.This is often aided if she is fed as she wakens rather than as she tires and is ready for sleep. Removing feeds from the sleep ritual alows them to learn to self settle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 month old formula fed has had Brown slime in stool for 3 days no fever or behavioral changes?
Telogen effluvium: Sudden apparent hair loss without the creation of bald spots usually represents a normal periodic process called telogen effluvium. This tends to resolve spontaneously before anyone notices any thinning of the hair (you usually just see a lot in the shower drain). If others notice that your hair is thinning, however, then you may want to consult your doctor. ...Read more
No: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants trigger cough.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from baby's environment & this will happen less.No cough syrup!!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
13 m old kid had 3 day fever 98.8_99, then 2 days no fever. During this time he started cough with runny nose. His temperature is 98.8. Any concerns?
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