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Baby's Normal Body Temperature
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
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?
First trimester, sometimes my belly and hands are hot. Body temperature is 98F. Is it normal? Can it be harmful to the baby?
Yes, no: A sensation of warmth without a fever is not indicative of any risk to a pregnancy or developing baby. The body does go through many expected changes in pregnancy including hormone levels and changes in the circulatory system that can cause hot flashes, flushing or excess sweating that can seem to come in waves. Most women experience these symptoms to varying degrees. ...Read more
98.6 degrees : The normal body temperature has long been thought to be 98.6 degrees fahrenheit, but there are several factors that affect body temperature. Normal body temperature varies by person and can also increase or decrease as a person ages, changes environment, changes diet or alters medication. Temperature readings can also vary slightly based on the method of temperature reading and the time of day. ...Read more
98.8 Degrees F: 98.8 degrees fahrenheit (or 37 degrees celsius) is the "textbook" normal temperature. However, individuals can have slightly lower or higher normal temperatures. Also, our body temperature naturally fluctuates throughout a 24-hour period (circadian rhythm). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is comfortable: Kids have the same thermostats as we do. So wherever you are comfortable they will probably be fine. ...Read more
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