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Dr. SG Erman Dr. Erman
Family Medicine
31 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Can toddlers drink milk if they have a fever?

Can toddlers drink milk if they have a fever?

Yes: No studies have shown any problem with drinking milk if you have a fever. Milk may make any diarrhea worse, depending on the source of the fever.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can toddlers drink milk if they have a fever?

Can toddlers drink milk if they have a fever?

YES: There is no reason to avoid milk or other regular fluids/feeds during a fever.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Can toddlers drink milk if they have a fever?

Can toddlers drink milk if they have a fever?

Other flids better: Yes, but milk makes mucous you may want to consider juice or some other form of fluid.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Need doctor's help! Will infants drink milk when they have a fever?

Need doctor's help! Will infants drink milk when they have a fever?

Most will: It is fine for infants to feed on whatever they will take when they have fever.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Is drinking milk okay if you have a fever, or not recommended? Thank you!

Is drinking milk okay if you have a fever, or not recommended? Thank you!

Food Myths: There is no health concern here. If there were then millions if not billions of people would be in trouble.

Dr. Jonathan Jassey Dr. Jassey
Pediatrics
13 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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My 11 mos old baby refuse to drink milk from his bottle for 24 hours now but he eat and drink water. He don't have fever.?

My 11 mos old baby refuse to drink milk from his bottle for 24 hours now but he eat and drink water. He don't have fever.?

Teething: Likely teething which can cause babies to prefer either liquids vs solids or vice versa, and they might prefer a certain type of liquid or food vs another. As long as drinking water and urinating you should be ok. If persists, then get checked out by the pediatrician.

Dr. Cindy Williams Dr. Williams
Pediatrics
35 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Could I get a fever if I drink milk & I have the flu?

Could I get a fever if I drink milk & I have the flu?

Flu fever: Fever is a symptom of illness. What you eat has nothing to do with it.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What to do about my daughters high fever she is still drinking milk but is running a high fever. She's 13 months took her to doctor last night?

What to do about my daughters high fever she is still drinking milk but is running a high fever. She's 13 months took her to doctor last night?

Good news/bad news: The good news is you had your daughter seen & they didn't find a terrible problem. The bad news is that many viral illnesses will have fever as part of their natural course & meds may not alter the fever. The fever is not destructive, it is a sign the body recognizes illness & speeds up it's metabolism to fight it. I would concentrate more on assuring good fluid intake to avoid dehydration.

Dr. Christopher Calendine Dr. Calendine
Pediatrics
20 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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My son 15mnth has slight fever/sneezing & a bit of cough he has no appetite & doesn't want to drink his milk & only will take a bit of juice. Common?

My son 15mnth has slight fever/sneezing & a bit of cough he has no appetite & doesn't want to drink his milk & only will take a bit of juice. Common?

Common Cold: Decreased appetite is common with mild upper respiratory infections. Encourage water and low sugar fluids to avoid dehydration. Normal and ok to decrease solid food intake for few days. Tylenol (acetaminophen) prn for fever and irritability. Humidify air, nasal saline drop and head-elevated sleep position can provide comfort from URI sx. See md - higher fever, focus of pain, any breathing prob or s/o dehydration.

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt Dr. Bobbitt
Dentistry
28 years in practice
University of Connecticut Health Center School of Dental Medicine
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My 8 month old son is badly teething his whole front teeth r coming through he gone off his food hardly drinking his milk or juice and has fever?

My 8 month old son is badly teething his whole front teeth r coming through he gone off his food hardly drinking his milk or juice and has fever?

Palliative measures: Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) is great to help make your child comfortable while teething. Sucking on ice is also soothing. A popsicle or freeze- pop will work until there are teeth in the mouth that can decay. As a healthier alternative, you can freeze a water- soaked soft terry cloth towel that the child may suck on. Use caution not to use one so small that the child may choke on it.

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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My one year old has a fever, runny nose, and a cough but she eats and play normally she just won't drink milk. What can this be?

My one year old has a fever, runny nose, and a cough but she eats and play normally she just won't drink milk. What can this be?

Viral infection: Monitor her symptoms, they may resolve within a couple of days as they may be from a virus. Give her other fluids, water, rice milk or soy milk until she drinks the milk again, it may be too thick and bothers her throat.

Dr. Scott Diede Dr. Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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If you have the flu is it okay to drink milk?

If you have the flu is it okay to drink milk?

Yes.: It is ok to drink dairy products while you have the flu. Drink plenty of other fluids also to keep yourself well hydrated.

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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When you have cold and flu why should'nt you eat fish, eggs and drink milk?

When you have cold and flu why should'nt you eat fish, eggs and drink milk?

No such rule: No. There is no such medical recommendation.

Dr. Amanda Stream Dr. Stream
Critical Care
11 years in practice
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
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I get gas every time I eat. This has been happening since I got the stomach flu 6 months ago. I couldn't drink milk for a while also. What is this?

I get gas every time I eat. This has been happening since I got the stomach flu 6 months ago. I couldn't drink milk for a while also. What is this?

Gut bacteria: Digestion problems after a recent illness may be due to alterations of the natural bacteria in the gut. This can occur due to antibiotics taken for an infection or the infection itself. Typically the natural bacteria will repopulate over time however taking a good quality probiotic supplement may help.

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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My 1 year old has fever of 100.8 what drinks and food should I give him instead of milk?

My 1 year old has fever of 100.8 what drinks and food should I give him instead of milk?

Clear fluids!: Gingerale, soup (chicken), jello-these are all good and are unlikely to cause stomach issues with fever! plenty of water!

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Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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My daughter is 1 year old. She has a running nose, congested, coughing, fevers, and vomits when she drinks milk. What can I do and give her to help?

My daughter is 1 year old. She has a running nose, congested, coughing, fevers, and vomits when she drinks milk. What can I do and give her to help?

Probably viral: Most colds in children are viral, and there is no cure (as compared to bacterial infections, for which we can use antibiotics). Treatment is mainly supportive (increase fluids, control pain, saline drops to nose, albuterol if wheezing). Viral illnesses usually self resolve in a few days. Prolonged illness, worsening symptoms, new fever, irritability, poor feeding, vomiting signal complications

Dr. Joel Selter Dr. Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
33 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Goat vs cows milk: There is very high degree (92%) of similarity between cows milk and goats milk. So the short story is no. If one wanted to try an alternative type of milk, then mare's milk is much less cross reactive.

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Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Drinking causing a moderate fever?

Drinking causing a moderate fever?

YOU MAY FEEL FLUSHED: And warm, but it does not normally a fever causing habit.