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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?

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?

Infant temperature: The accepted temperature for newborns who are 2 to 3 months old is below 100.4 f. Any temperature at that level and above is suspicious for a fever more often from overbundling. Anything else is suspect for an infection.

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Fever (Definition)

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What is normal temperature to detect that infant have fever?

What is normal temperature to detect that infant have fever?

100.4 F: Most agree that a rectal temperature of 100.4 and above represent a fever in an infant.

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Infant temperature of a high fever for three month old?

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.

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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.

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.

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14month old son. What temperature means fever? What to do immediately when fever? Give infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) or something? Pl suggest.

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.

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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?

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!

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Are fevers and teething in babies associated?

Are fevers and teething in babies associated?

Teething and fever: I would add that if your baby's temperature is above 101*f, teething is less likely to be the cause. If you have any concerns, see your baby's doctor.

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What's the safest fever reliefs medicine brand I can use for babies and toddlers? Thanks.

What's the safest fever reliefs medicine brand I can use for babies and toddlers? Thanks.

Depends on age: If less than 6 months old, then Acetaminophen (Children's Tylenol) is your only option. If over 6 months old you can try Ibuprofen (Children's Advil) either instead of or in addition to the acetaminophen.

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How high should my babies fever be before I call the doctor?

How high should my babies fever be before I call the doctor?

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.

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What are the side effects of ibuprofen used in babies for fever?

What are the side effects of ibuprofen used in babies for fever?

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.

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How to tell if an infant has a fever?

Take Their Temp: Many things make a child feel warm, not all of which have elevated body temperature. Take the temperature, rectally best.

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Is 98.7 rectal temp a fever in an infant?

Is 98.7 rectal temp a fever in an infant?

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!

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Can babies get rashes after their fever?

Can babies get rashes after their fever?

Yes eg fifth dis: Certain viruses are associated with fv and mouth diseasefooter and rashes eg fifth disease, hand.

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How to treat a 5 month infant for a fever?

How to treat a 5 month infant for a fever?

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/.

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What causes a infant to keep running a fever off and on all month?

What causes a infant to keep running a fever off and on all month?

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.

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I have a small fever, can my infant still sleep next to me in bed?

I have a small fever, can my infant still sleep next to me in bed?

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.

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What is the easiest and safest way to break a fever on a 17 month old infant?

What is the easiest and safest way to break a fever on a 17 month old infant?

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.

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13 mnth infant keeps fevering but not any other symptoms. Diagnosis w/slight inflammation of bronchial. What else could possibly cause fevers 103+?

13 mnth infant keeps fevering but not any other symptoms. Diagnosis w/slight inflammation of bronchial. What else could possibly cause fevers 103+?

Fever: There are many viruses and bacteria that can cause high fevers in a young child. Roseola would come to mind. The fever lasts 4-5 days, then breaks and a rash comes out all over the body. After three days of persistent fever, I would say the baby needs to be examined again.

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Do babies get fevers with ear infections?

Do babies get fevers with ear infections?

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.

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