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Can Toddlers Drink Milk If They Have A Fever
Food Myths: There is no health concern here. If there were then millions if not billions of people would be in trouble. ...Read more
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.?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
He's xtra cranky, clingy;on day 3of5 for antibios 4 ear infection;No eating;lil drinking;2 bottles of milk/day;congested no fever;cough;no play?
Is milk good for adults? Drink 3.25% Homo. And never gain weight. But it's like addicting to me haha and I never get sick Ever even without flu shot
Milk: Milk is good for everyone unless they have an allergy to it! ...Read more
No such rule: No. There is no such medical recommendation. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: I see no reason not to give a toddler milk when febrile. This old myth probably gains followers because some of the kids have fever first & start barfing later. The milk takes a bit longer to digest & curdles due to normal stomach acid. If they barf, they usually blame the milk, though it is really the nature of the illness. ...Read more
Sure: It shouldn't be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 1yr old has a fever And keeps wanting to vomite and he does but a little all he ate was 1 milk bottle today so far?
Vomiting: Make sure you let her belly rest, after vomiting. About an hour to hour and a half. Then sips of a clear liquid, like Pedialyte. If he holds that down, then increase to 1oz/hr, until no vomit for about 6hrs. Then you can increase clears. Don't worry about milk or solids, for now. If this doesn't stop the vomiting, he should be seen. ...Read more
Had a fever coming on at nights back in July and ALT found to be 74. Repeated 4 months later and still mildly elevated. Why? Don't drink or take meds
See MD: Many causes other than alcohol can lead to elevated ALT including various medications, obesity, diabetes, viral infections, inflammatory conditions of gut and liver, etc. Be sure to followup with MD for other tests needed, if not done already. Happy to rv specifics of case via consult. ...Read more
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