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How to tell if an infant has a fever?

How to tell if an infant has a fever?

Take Their Temp: Many things make a child feel warm, not all of which have elevated body temperature.Take the temperature, rectally best. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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


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Is 98.7 rectal temp a fever in an infant?

Is 98.7 rectal temp a fever in an infant?

No: In infants the definition of fever is 100.4 (38C). If you have an infant under 3 months with that temperature, call your doctor or go to the ER. Beyond 3 months, call your doctor if the temperature reaches 102.2 (39C) or higher. Obviously, if your infant is vomiting, unable to arouse, or showing any other symptoms that concern you, call your doctor or go to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is normal temperature to detect that infant have fever?

What is normal temperature to detect that infant have fever?

100.4 F: Most agree that a rectal temperature of 100.4 and above represent a fever in an infant. ...Read more

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What is the safest fever reliefs medicion brand for infants? Thanks

What is the safest fever reliefs medicion brand for infants? Thanks

Fever relief: All medication has side effects. You must follow instruction on the bottle or ask your pharmacist or physician proper dosing acetomenonphin (most popular brand tylenol (acetaminophen) ) is recommended with proper dosing for age and weight. ...Read more

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Why do infants get fevers?

Why do infants get fevers?

Infections: Fevers are part of your baby's way to fight off infections. But in infants, fevers can signal a serious infection, like an urinary tract infection or bacteremia, a bacterial blood infection. If your infant has a fever, he or she may need lab tests to determine if they are at risk for these infections. For older children, fevers are not as worrisome, unless they last for longer than 5 days. ...Read more

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What to do for fevers for infants?

What to do for fevers for infants?

Depends on age.: Conservatively (infants 3-4 mos or less) always contact your care provider if a "rectal temperature" is over 100.4-101f. For those older and no other risk factors-no chronic medical conditions-"comfort" care and not becoming fearful of fever. Fever is not itself evil-merely a symptom of other issues-infection. Comfort doesn't always mean medication either. Discuss with doctor to lessen stress. ...Read more

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Why do infants and toddlers get fevers?

Why do infants and toddlers get fevers?

Infection: Infants and toddlers usually get fevers due to their bodies response to an infection (usually viral or bacterial). Substances are secreted by your body when fighting an infection that changes the thermostat in your brain (hypothalamus) to increase the temperature of the body. The fever is helpful for the body to fight infection. ...Read more

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How to treat a 5 month infant for a fever?

How to treat a 5 month infant for a fever?

It depends...: Fever is a key aspect of how we fight infections- microbes don't survive at high temperature ; our white blood cells work better.Drugs to reduce fever may help one feel better temporarily but prolong infections! it's best to let the fever run its course unless it gets really high (above 104). Keep the baby well-hydrated. See doc if persists. See comment; http://www.Pamf.Org/children/common/fever/. ...Read more

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What causes a infant to keep running a fever off and on all month?

What causes a infant to keep running a fever off and on all month?

Normal fluctuation: What are you considering fever? A baby's temperature may fluctuate from 96- to 101.4 during the course of the day. And be considered normal. More importantly how does he act when he has fevers. If he is active and alert i wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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I have a small fever, can my infant still sleep next to me in bed?

I have a small fever, can my infant still sleep next to me in bed?

Please read the : American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations for safe sleep: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/sleep/Pages/A-Parents-Guide-to-Safe-Sleep.aspx or HealthyChildren.org. Please put your baby to sleep on his/her back in a crib with a firm mattress, no loose bedding or stuffed animals, not in your bed. It truly reduces the chance of SIDS, which can occur up to one year. ...Read more

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How do I determine and treat my infants fever? Without a thermometer?

How do I determine and treat my infants fever? Without a thermometer?

Overall status: I consider fever a desirable, natural way the body assists in fighting illness. For this reason i encourage parents to treat the whole child not the temperature. If calling into the service you will be asked about temp & get one for that discussion.But on the whole you can decide based on the discomfort level of the child.If grumpy, treat, if not, why bother.Focus on fluid intake=more important. ...Read more

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What is the easiest and safest way to break a fever on a 17 month old infant?

What is the easiest and safest way to break a fever on a 17 month old infant?

No cold baths!: To cool a hot house first turn down the thermostat then open the windows. Same with kids. Turn down the thermostat in the hypothalamus by giving Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Place them in thin clothing & remove blankets. Ice baths are rarely needed & cause pain & anguish. But only break a high fever. Low grade fevers to 39 c. Help fight infection & are usually tolerated if you maintain hydration. ...Read more

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13 mnth infant keeps fevering but not any other symptoms.. Diagnosis w/slight inflammation of bronchial. what else could possibly cause fevers 103+?

13 mnth infant keeps fevering but not any other symptoms.. Diagnosis w/slight inflammation of bronchial.  what else could possibly cause fevers 103+?

Fever: There are many viruses and bacteria that can cause high fevers in a young child. Roseola would come to mind. The fever lasts 4-5 days, then breaks and a rash comes out all over the body. After three days of persistent fever, I would say the baby needs to be examined again. ...Read more

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What to do about infant with fever/uti- please help?

What to do about infant with fever/uti- please help?

Cause of UTI: Try and figure out the infection that is causing the urinary tract infection by taking a clean catch urine sample. Once the infection is known, specific therapy aimed at that infection can be started. ...Read more

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I have an infant that cannot hold down any fluids she has no fever or cough

I have an infant that cannot hold down any fluids she has no fever or cough

? Virus: Try small frequent amounts of pedialye.if she continues to vomit and cannot keep anything down she may need intravenous fluids.watch for signs of dehydration--dry tongue,lethargy,v poor or no urine output.if these occur she needs I've fluids. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is the symptoms of dengue fever in infants ?

Dental experts! what is the symptoms of dengue fever in infants ?

Dengue fever: Dengue in infants and toddlers usually starts with the symptoms of a viral illness: high fever or temperature; runny nose; cough; a mild skin rash. If you live in an endemic area, then best to have a child tested as these symptoms can be like any viral illness.... (and I am not a dental expert). ...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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Infant temperature of a high fever for three month old?

See a doctor: Fever usually means that the body is raising the temperature to stop viral or bacterial attacks. An infant retains the mother's antibodies for about 3 months. The infant's immature immune system takes over so the baby becomes more vulnerable . If the baby's temperature is very high or very low, it may be very serious go to emergency dept, hydrate, tepid not cold water for cooling, take a temperature. ...Read more

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