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Child 5years high fever?

Child 5years high fever?

Need more info: First priority is to make your child comfortable by bringing the fever down.In order to do this i need your child's weight and age to give you the right dosage. If sick looking go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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My child has scarlet fever. Is she contagious?

My child has scarlet fever.  Is she contagious?

Yes: These patients are considered contagious from at least 24 hrs prior to the onset of the fever/rash and for the first 24 hours after starting treatment. Those who acquire the strep from this case would be expected to also develop the rash unless treated prior to the onset of fever. ...Read more

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Is baby measles contagious to children?

Is baby measles contagious to children?

??baby measles??: If you are asking about roseola, the illness is contagious to anyone not previously infected. Most kids get this virus in early childhood & are then immune for their lifetime. ...Read more

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Is scarlet fever serious?

Is scarlet fever  serious?

Strep gone wild: Scarlet fever is from the bacteria "strep". To put it simply, this is the skins reaction to the bacteria and you get a rough/sand papery rash with scarlet fever in addition to a sore throat and fever.This condition needs prompt antibiotics and if left untreated the infection can progress and you can become quite ill. I recommend you seek prompt medical attention. This can also be other illnesses. ...Read more

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Child has pnemonia still low grade fever while antibiotics is that ok?

Child has pnemonia still low grade fever while antibiotics is that ok?

Depends: Continued fever with pneumonia while already on oral antibiotics can be of concern. It may be indicative of a pleural effusion (fluid in the lining of the lung). It can also just mean you need to give the antibiotics more time to work. I suggest discussing this with your doctor and getting a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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How does a child contract scarlet fever streptococcal infection?

How does a child contract scarlet fever streptococcal infection?

Other people: Strep is a bacteria that is passed from one person to another by mucous droplets. Strep is quite contagious and easily spread from one to another. ...Read more

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Fever in child with no other symptoms?

Fever in child with no other symptoms?

Watchful waiting: Since you dont mention how high his temperature is, i assume it must be over 101 for the moment i would push fluids and use anti pyretics like tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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14 month son having fever 103. No cough cold?

14 month son having fever 103. No cough cold?

To the Doctor: Any child with a fever this high should be seen urgently by a physician. There is no waiting this out for a child of his age. ...Read more

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13 m old kid had 3 day fever 98.8_99, then 2 days no fever. During this time he started cough with runny nose. His temperature is 98.8. Any concerns?

13 m old kid had 3 day fever 98.8_99, then 2 days no fever. During this time he started cough with runny nose. His temperature is 98.8. Any concerns?

No fever: Fever is either a temperature of 100 or a temperature which does not get as low as 98.6 in 24 hours. It sound as if he has a mild cold or an allergy and unless things get worse would keep him away from doctors and hospitals. ...Read more

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Mild fever 5 days after DTP, Pnuemococal,and rotavirus vaccine. she 3m old. is it ok?

Mild fever 5 days after DTP, Pnuemococal,and rotavirus vaccine. she 3m old. is it ok?

Post vaccine fever: Low grade fever after vaccinations is common in infants. Please make sure the vaccination site(s) are not indurated, (tender ,red and bumpy) and she is feeding well. Keep acetaminophen on board as needed. I would take her back to your pediatrician if fever persists more than a week to make sure there is no other reason for it. ...Read more

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6 year old child has sudden onset of fever and rapid breathing. What might he have caught?

6 year old child has sudden onset of fever and rapid breathing.  What might he have caught?

Many causes: Any cause of fever can increase respiratory rate. This could be a sign of pneumonia or other serious bacterial infections. Fever and shortness of breath or difficult breathing is an even more concerning set of signs. The significance of these signs is dependent on the height of the fever and the severity of disturbed breathing. You should discuss this with your health care provider. ...Read more

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Good day! my son has a fever since lastnight, always 38 degrees celsius never go down eventhough im giving him paracetamol tempra (acetaminophen) infant drops, his 6 mo?

Good day! my son has a fever since lastnight, always 38 degrees celsius never go down eventhough im giving him paracetamol tempra (acetaminophen) infant drops, his 6 mo?

Natural response: 38 degrees celsius is not a particularly high fever, though it might be significantly higher if you were not giving him paracetamol. Paracetamol reduces fever but does not eliminate it. Fever is the body's natural response to infection and helps the immune system fight an infection. Thus, suppressing a fever can interfere with this response and prolong an infection. Please see my comment for more:. ...Read more

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Can a child with scarlet fever pass it on to infant?

Can a child with scarlet fever pass it on to infant?

Contageous/different: The child with true scarlet fever is infected with a strain of strep a that produces chemicals that cause the red rash.Infants in close contact (mucous or droplet secretions) have ~1/4 risk in acquiring the germ, less if contact is distant. Infants often have more a nasal carriage than throat.(to guide testing)after 24hrs on meds the infected kid is not likely to pass it to anyone. ...Read more

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Can teething cause runny nose, mild fever and lost of appetite? Child is 19 months old

Can teething cause runny nose, mild fever and lost of appetite? Child is 19 months old

Perhaps: Although there's no evidence that teething causes fever, fevers of less than 100 degrees have been reported. If upper teeth trying to erupt vagus nerve stimulation can result in runny nose. As to appetite, would you want to eat if your teeth were sore? Please see Pediatric Dental Specialist (1st Dental exam Age 1). See Pediatrician to check for cold/virus. You must see both. ...Read more

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If my child has a fever, will he have a febrile seizure?

If my child has a fever, will he have a febrile seizure?

No: Febrile seizures are common in children between 6 months and 6 years of age. They occur when your child's temperature raises rapidly. So, no, not all children with fevers will have a febrile seizure. About one in twenty-five children in this age group will have a febrile seizure. But the risk is slightly higher if your child has a sibling who has had a febrile seizure in the past. ...Read more

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