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Low Temperature (Definition)

Hypothermia occurs when body temperature falls below 95°f (35°c). In the United States, hypothermia is primarily an urban phenomenon associated with alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness, ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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What is the normal temperature of an infant?

What is the normal temperature of an infant?

Depends: It depends how you take the temperature/ a rectal temperature can be from 97.6 to 99.6 and still be normal. Tempreatures taken in the armpit are generally a degree lower. ...Read more

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What is a healthy temperature range for an infant?

What is a healthy temperature range for an infant?

Temperature: A fever in an infant is generally considered to be a temperature of 100.5 F or greater. This is particularly important for children under 6-8 weeks of age. Conversely a low temperature of ...Read more

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What's the best method for taking a child or infant's temperature?

What's the best method for taking a child or infant's temperature?

See below: The most accurate method is rectally. Certainly in an older child, you may not be able to do that. Oral temp in an older child is reliable. And, the temporal artery thermometers are very reliable. ...Read more

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How high can an infant's temperature go when teething?

How high can an infant's temperature go when teething?

Not very: I am not convinced infants actually develop fever when teething.They have so many minor viral illnesses between 6m-3y in the same time frame that there is sure to be overlap.If they do I would only accept up to 101. Any higher & i would want to look to some illness as a source. ...Read more

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What is considered a high temperature in an infant 9 months old?

What is considered a high temperature in an infant 9 months old?

Condition not temp: Kids febrile response to illness is more a gauge of how well their body rejects the germs than how serious the illness.I've had kids with 105 giggling & running down the hallway while some with 100.4 couldn't move without pain.Any kid with sustained t >102 for >12hrs deserves a dr visit.I am more concerned about taking fluids, wet diapers & play.A 7yo with 107 last yr with flu did quite well. ...Read more

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Infant temperature of a high fever for three month old?

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. ...Read more

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My babies 2 months old, her temperature is at 99.2, under her arm. I gave her little remedies but her temp, couple hours later, is still 99.2. ?

My babies 2 months old, her temperature is at 99.2, under her arm. I gave her little remedies but her temp, couple hours later, is still 99.2. ?

Have her checked: True fever at her age (rectal temperature over 100.4 f) deserves evaluation. Giving antipyretics without proper evaluation is not wise. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can there be more than 102 f temperature in babies in case of viral illness.How many days it takes to recover.Is there need antibiotics?

Can there be more than 102 f temperature in babies in case of viral illness.How many days it takes to recover.Is there need antibiotics?

See Dr. now: If your baby has a fever, you should definitely visit your pediatrician or go to the emergency room for a proper evaluation. Your baby could have an infection which might need to be treated right away. The severity of the fever does not indicate whether it is caused by a virus or bacteria. The baby may require antibiotics. Get this looked at asap! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why are infant mortality rates so low in other countries but not in the U.S.?

Why are infant mortality rates so low in other countries but not in the U.S.?

Statistics: information is gathered in many different ways; it is nearly impossible to compare health information from so many different systems; what is called a miscarriage in one country may be called fetal demise in another and infant death in a third; too bad no one can agree on definations ...Read more

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How do I prevent my infant from catching cold?

How do I prevent my infant from catching cold?

Good Hygiene: The only way to keep an infant from getting sick is by keeping them away from sick people. It is also very important to have everyone wash their hands well before touching the baby. ...Read more

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