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Dr. Carlos Jesurun
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Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant  Tylenol every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Prob not necessary: Usually the parents have more discomfort than baby. Fewer drugs are better than more drugs. Cold teething rings are safe to use without relying on Tylenol ...Read more

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What is the normal body temperature of a child and a adult?

What is the normal body temperature of a child and a adult?

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 more

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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How should a child be dressed, with a normal body temperature?

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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Dr. Alvin Mathew
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Normal body temperature?

Relative term: What's normal for you might be different than other people but in general, 98.6f is consider ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Can normal human have body temperature 98.9 or 99 .1 ? Is it normal?

Yes: There is no single temperature reading that is “normal” for all patients, although many consider an oral temperature of 98.6° F (37° C) the norm. Age, exercise, hormones, stress, environmental temperature, time of day, body site, and medications can all influence body temperature. In general, an oral body-temperature range of 96.4° F to 99.1° F (35.8° C to 37.3° C) is acceptable. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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If my normal body temperature is 97 F ,would 99 F be considered a low grade temporature ?

If my normal body temperature is 97 F ,would 99 F be considered a low grade temporature ?

Fever: 100.4 F is considered a fever for everyone. We all have a slight variation from 98.6 F which is a statistically derived normal temperature. By convention 100.4 F is deemed an abnormal temperature or a fever. We do not adjust that definition for individuals. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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My body temperature is always low, but I never feel cold. Is this normal?

LOW BODY TEMPERATURE: You did not say how low is your temp'even though 98.4 is cosidered normal bp.But some people have 1 to 1.5 degree lower than that as their normal temp and they feel fine without any symptoms and do not feel cold.Your body is used to this temp and you feel normal. ...Read more

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