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Baby Keeps Getting Fevers
My 8 month old baby keeps getting fevers and cries when he coughs and is refusing his feeds and bottle he looks pale and drowsy panadol is helping?
Maybe nothing.: Infants and toddlers get, on average, 12 colds and infections a year. About 6 of these will be bad enough for them to see a physician. If your child is sick more often than this, your physician may want to run some basic blood work. If not, then treat with increased fluids and lots of tlc. See your physician if not getting better after 3-5 days, of if getting worse after a week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: It depends upon what the baby is being treated for and whether the treatment is empirical or directed against a known organism. Even if the antibiotic is appropriate it may take a day or two for all symptoms to be ameliorated. If it is not the right choice of treatment then persistence of fever is not unexpected. ...Read more
Fever not the issue: A trip to the hospital, should be done in consultation with your physicians office.Fever is a sign of beneficial natural response to illness, not the enemy.Any 1yo may run 103-105 in response to simple illness, but the temp is less important than other kid signs. Lethargy, refusal of fluids, inactivity are more worrisome.The kid with 103 that smiles, feeds & plays is less so.Call the service first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can slapping a 6 month old hard on his back 5-6 times get him fever? What is the treatment to make the baby recover?
My baby is having a fever, and no signs of infection or any other malignant signs of deceases. Should I get worried??
Depends on age: A fever in an infant less than 2 months old can be very serious and should always be evaluated by a doctor. In older babies, fevers can occur with viral illnesses, bacterial infections, and/or teething. If the baby otherwise seems well, is active, playful and eating normally, there is usually no reason to be worried, unless the temperature is >103. ...Read more
Dear sir I have some thing to confirm.In children during night time if the baby get epilepsy with out fever and it relapse after 5 min any danger ?
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