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Is 103.7 temperature bad for a 4 year old?

Is 103.7 temperature bad for a 4 year old?

S/he look okay?: The height of the fever is not as important as the duration, response to antipyretics (tylenol, motrin), and how the child appears. I tend to be more worried about a baby with a temp of 101 who looks ill, than one with a temp of 104 (responding to medication down to 101) who is playful or appears a little more perky. Over 3 days of fever or a temperature above 105 should prompt a call or visit. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to bring down a 4 year old child's temperature?

What's the fastest way to bring down a 4 year old child's temperature?

Depends: Fever is part of the body's defense. It makes it more difficult for the germ/virus to win the battle. Thus the fever goes when the "battle" is won. If the temp goes unusually high, e.g. 105, tepid sponging of the whole body helps without causing trouble. We now know that aspirin, given to a child sometijmes gives rise to complications that are worse than the uri/flu etc. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a temperature of 102.5 vomits, tummy hurts medicine isn't helping what should I do?

My 4 year old has a temperature of 102.5 vomits, tummy hurts medicine isn't helping what should I do?

See Dr. immediately: A temperature of 102.5 is too high. This child has some kind of infection and needs to be seen as soon as possible. If you can not get in to see your doctor right away please take the child to an emergency department or to an urgent care. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter has loose bowels the last 2 days what can this be from (runs) shes not eating much no temperature but has is very flemy. Any sug?

My 4 year old daughter has loose bowels the last 2 days what can this be from (runs) shes not eating much no temperature but has is very flemy. Any sug?

Likely viral: The average 4yo will have 2-3 diarrhea illnesses/yr form a variety of intestinal viruses. These are often acquired at day care or other community settings & brought home on contaminated fingers. They can start with or without fever & may or may not include vomiting. They will generally self heal if the kid can stay hydrated & things like apple sauce & fresh bananas often help them firm their poo. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of a 4 year old child having bad anxiety?

What can be the cause of a 4 year old child having bad anxiety?

Bad Anxiety 4 yrsold: Well, it's around that time that school begins for many children. That's a big hurdle developmentally. Some children have no reaction and love it, while others are anxious and upset for up to 3 months. Be reassuring, listen to your child, be warm and supportive. ...Read more

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Why does my 4 year old have such bad smelling gas?

Why does my 4 year old have such bad smelling gas?

Bowel germs: This could be as simple as an odd collection of bacteria in the kids intestine that make stinky gas to something worse.Kids with untreated cystic fibrosis do not make enough enzymes to digest their food & end up with gas that would clear a room. They would have failure to gain weight & other sx. Try feeding the kid some living culture yogurt to get better gut balance or discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Is transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) an option for a four (4) year old patient with Williams-Biuren syndrome?

Is transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) an option for a four (4) year old patient with Williams-Biuren syndrome?

Unlikely: tDCS is experimental and has shown some benefit in individuals after brain injury either from trauma or stroke, it has also been tried in individuals with parkinsons disease. These are all cases where the brain was normal at one time and the therapy is used in attempt to re-establish connections via memory. ...Read more