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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 is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...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