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Babies Fever Temperature Chart
My son is 5 weeks old I want to know what it the normal body temperature for babies and how will I know if he has a fever? . What will the temp be?
100.4 F: Most agree that a rectal temperature of 100.4 and above represent a fever in an infant.
See a doctor: Fever usually means that the body is raising the temperature to stop viral or bacterial attacks. An infant retains the mother's antibodies for about 3 months. The infant's immature immune system takes over so the baby becomes more vulnerable. If the baby's temperature is very high or very low, it may be very serious go to emergency dept, hydrate, tepid not cold water for cooling, take a temperature.See 1 more doctor answer
What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.
Me too.: In infants I prefer rectal temp.102.0 qualifies as a "temperature" this way. It is slightly higher than oral. I do not have great faith in the skin strips.See 1 more doctor answer
14month old son. What temperature means fever? What to do immediately when fever? Give infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) or something? Pl suggest.
Take a breath: For most healthy children, I consider 101 to be a fever. For tiny or sick babies it's different. Take a breath and immediately take a good look at your son. Is he breathing usually/comfortably? Is he drinking fluids and having wet diapers? Fever is a defense mechanism which helps your body fight infections by making it less hospitable. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lower fever, but isn't always needed.See 1 more doctor answer
My 7mth old has had a temperature (102-103) for two days now. Took her to ER and was told there was nothing wrong that it was normal for babies. Is it?
No, not "normal": A fever to 102 -103 is not normal, but it may not be dangerous. It is common for babies to have fairly high fevers in response to viruses. Hopefully they did a good work up to check for bacterial causes of illness. If they did and they didn't find anything, then your baby probably has a virus and just needs time to get better. If the fever doesn't go away in the next couple days, go back!
100.4F or 38C: Babies younger than 2 months manifest signs and symptoms of serious infections (sepsis) in a more subtle fashion than older children. It is important to take your young infant to the doctor if he or she is feeding poorly, is sleepier than usual (lethargic) has an unusual rash, or has an elevated temp – even if that is the only symptom.See 3 more doctor answers
Stomach irritation: We usually recommend waiting until about 6 months before starting to use Ibuprofen for babies for fever or pain. It can cause irritation of the stomach, and in rare cases it can interfere with platelet function. Always ask a doctor for the correct dose. Dose should be based on the baby's weight, not age.
No: In infants the definition of fever is 100.4 (38C). If you have an infant under 3 months with that temperature, call your doctor or go to the ER. Beyond 3 months, call your doctor if the temperature reaches 102.2 (39C) or higher. Obviously, if your infant is vomiting, unable to arouse, or showing any other symptoms that concern you, call your doctor or go to the ER. Hope this helps!
It depends...: Fever is a key aspect of how we fight infections- microbes don't survive at high temperature ; our white blood cells work better. Drugs to reduce fever may help one feel better temporarily but prolong infections! It's best to let the fever run its course unless it gets really high (above 104). Keep the baby well-hydrated. See doc if persists. See comment; http://www. Pamf. Org/children/common/fever/.
Normal fluctuation: What are you considering fever? A baby's temperature may fluctuate from 96- to 101.4 during the course of the day. And be considered normal. More importantly how does he act when he has fevers. If he is active and alert I wouldn't worry.
Please read the: American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations for safe sleep: http://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/ages-stages/baby/sleep/Pages/A-Parents-Guide-to-Safe-Sleep. Aspx or HealthyChildren. Org. Please put your baby to sleep on his/her back in a crib with a firm mattress, no loose bedding or stuffed animals, not in your bed. It truly reduces the chance of SIDS, which can occur up to one year.
No cold baths!: To cool a hot house first turn down the thermostat then open the windows. Same with kids. Turn down the thermostat in the hypothalamus by giving Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Place them in thin clothing & remove blankets. Ice baths are rarely needed & cause pain & anguish. But only break a high fever. Low grade fevers to 39 c. Help fight infection & are usually tolerated if you maintain hydration.See 3 more doctor answers
13 mnth infant keeps fevering but not any other symptoms. Diagnosis w/slight inflammation of bronchial. What else could possibly cause fevers 103+?
Sometimes.: Ear infections can occur with or without fever. Other symptoms of ear infections include ear pulling or rubbing, decreased sleep or eating, fussing, not wanting to be laid down, and vomiting. Fevers can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and even noninfectious conditions. If you think your baby might have an ear infection, please take him or her to the doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
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