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Is Eating Temperature Hot Soup Bad For Your Baby
Not very: I am not convinced infants actually develop fever when teething.They have so many minor viral illnesses between 6m-3y in the same time frame that there is sure to be overlap.If they do I would only accept up to 101. Any higher & i would want to look to some illness as a source. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: The most accurate method is rectally. Certainly in an older child, you may not be able to do that. Oral temp in an older child is reliable. And, the temporal artery thermometers are very reliable. ...Read more
Condition not temp: Kids febrile response to illness is more a gauge of how well their body rejects the germs than how serious the illness.I've had kids with 105 giggling & running down the hallway while some with 100.4 couldn't move without pain.Any kid with sustained t >102 for >12hrs deserves a dr visit.I am more concerned about taking fluids, wet diapers & play.A 7yo with 107 last yr with flu did quite well. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.
Toddler coughs when eating/drinking. Had severe reflux as an infant, so bad he wouldnt eat. Does this sound like he may have reflux still? Drools a lot
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