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Child With High Fever Hyperactivity
Low grade of fever acting as stimulant of immune system in a child with urti. Avoid antipyretic below 37.5 c. Is it true?
I think so!: Many people have an unnatural fear of fever, and are medicating children for very low grade fevers. I think fever medication should be reserved for children who feel bad due to a fever; this often doesn't occur until temps are 102-103. One does not prevent seizures by giving medicine early. There are data that suggest that fever does stimulate the immune system and help us fight infection. ...Read more
Why is my autistic 5 year old son (non-verbal), all of a sudden speaking, interacting and following simple commands? He has a cold, low grade fever.
Multiple reasons: The best reason would be a developmental leap in functioning. That would be great, and you could keep doing what you're doing from a behavioral standpoint. Occasionally an alteration like casein removal can cause temporary advancement, but that disappears after a few months. This may hint at a metabolic issue if illness helps in advancement. Make sure you've seen a geneticist and metabolic expert. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are children with ADHD always hyperactive? Can a child have ADHD and not show symptoms of hyperactivity?
1) No. 2) Yes: Adhd-primarily inattentive type (ia) replaced add as a diagnosis when research showed that the underlying neurobiological & neurochemical bases were the same as for adhd-combined type, which has significant symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity.Adhd-ia is the most common type but c (or h/i in preschoolers) is more commonly referred. Ia is related to academic difficulties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well i'm a toddler teacher, and my room has 3-4 children with yellowish/greenish noses.... ? No fevers contagious?
Pls suggest medicines for low grade fever with few symptoms of cold and cough for my 2 yr old child, please note child 's appetite , water intake r normal.?
Common cold: Benadryl liquid is good for both cough and cold in young children. Adjust dosage according to your child's weight per instruction from drug company. Low grade fever can be just monitored without treatment as some scientists believe fever is a natural mechanism for the body to fight infection. High fever should be treated with Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) to avoid seizure from overheating of the brain! ...Read more
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
Yes: Plan on about 5 breaths per minute increase per degree fahrenheit. ...Read more
Viral Exanthum : The level of contagion drops significantly once a child has been fever free without medications for 24 hours. Viral rashes often take much longer to resolve but should not prohibit school or daycare attendance. An exception would be chickenpox, which should be considered contagious until all lesions are scanned and dry. ...Read more
Elderly person with chills vomiting nausea with family history of heart problems. This person has pneumonia at the moment. High heart rate fever?
Need to see doctor: If you do not have access to a private doctor, you should take the person to a hospital emergency room. ...Read more
6year old child with high immature granulocytes.2 % high eosinophils 5.7% and high ALT/SGPT 29 all marked high on lab work. Joint pain and short breat?
What is the question: I'm not sure what the question is, but clearly the child needs to be seen by a pediatric hematologist. ...Read more
My 7yr.Old daughter has fasnadhd.Do kids w FAS have a higher rate than normal kids of gettn ADHD n other emotional/mental disorders?
Yes: Fetal alcohol syndrome is known to be a preventable cause of developmental disabilities, retardation, and physical problems. "behavior problems in FAS are manifold, including unpredictable extreme mood swings, impulsiveness, diminished judgment, attention deficit, lack of normal self-discipline, irresponsibility, and difficulty taking social cues".. (medicinenet.Com). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could Adult onset stills disease present with monthly low grade fevers (99-101) lasting a week, instead of the classic daily high grade fevers?
Take the kid to ER!: Stones are a known complication of pkd. If your child is vomiting and has low temperature, i would highly recommend taking him/her to the er for eval. It could be a stone; and it could be a superimposed infection as well. Obstruction+infection is a medical emergency! I am pretty sure that IV fluids +/- antibiotics might be warranted in this situation! ...Read more
My son has aspergers and has trouble reading social situations, he complains of voices, how can he succeed in school he has very high test scores?
Early intervention: The best way to proceed is to find a skilled specialist who can evaluate and refer him for appropriate services. Social skills are important to address intensively and early, i.e. with group skill training and individual therapy and coaching. Other associated symptoms may be alleviated with proper medication management as well. You should look into other resources, e.g. Autism advocacy online. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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