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Is Fussiness A Symptom Of Normal 12 Mo
A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more
What could be the cause of a low grade fever for almost 2 months? (99.4-99.8) my normal temp is around 97.8.
Temp elevation: We really would not consider this a fever, but it is certainly a change from your baseline. There are a number of possibilities - from a low grade infection, such as sinuses, pelvic, intraoral -to non-infection causes such as low grade inflammation somewhere or metabolic, such as mild hyperthyroid. You need a head to toe exam from both doctor and dentist. Write down anything else unusual recently. ...Read more
Son is 9 month old and is suffering from fever since 3 days with a temperature of 100.4 he is teething. At times temperature is normal but then some t?
Intermittent fever for a month. Comes at night, the highest it generally reached is 99.4. 97.7-98.7 is my normal range. CBC, thyroid, and mono neg. ?
Is it normal for a 40 yr old woman to have fluctuating oral temp. Some days it is 99.5 and by evening it is is like 97.5? Present 4 months
Temperatures: Normally everybody has temperature fluctuation which relates to the diurnal steroid levels. Usually one has a low temp early in the am and this gradually increases to 99.5 late in the day. This may vary with other hormonal fluctuations, but the question is why are you doing this? These temps are normal. ...Read more
29w3d pregnant. Baby moving rather excessively and having several episodes of hiccups a day. Is is this normal or a sign of cord compression.
My 6 yr old daughter has a fever of 101.5 and her respiration rate is 40. Is that within a normal range for fever? Thank you
High end: The average respiratory rate @ 6 would be expected to run 18-28 / min with a rise of 5/min for every degree of fever (f) .This would put a rate of 40 at the higher end of expected. If the process giving her a fever is located in her lungs, it could easily push it higher. I often get chest x-rays in kids more due to increased work of breathing than what i hear on exam. ...Read more
My 14 month old son keeps having episodes of shaking, seems to occur when a meal is a bit late or a snack missed is this normal?
Concerns about low: blood sugar? Maybe, but there are other issues to be considered. Behavior associated with frustration. Has he had these episodes when not hungry? How long do they last? Is there any evidence of alteration in alertness, is he developing well? Are his milestones age appropriate. Please feel free to continue discussion online at www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe. Take care. ...Read more
Temp: 95 degrees can be a normal temp, but it can also represent a very ill child. If the child is happy and playful, i wouldn't worry. Then there is always the possibility that you did not read the temp correctly or the thermometer wasn't properly placed. ...Read more
14 month old son has a fever and consistently drooling. Molars may be coming in but the fever stay at 101 regardless of the medicine. Is this normal?
Other symptoms?: Fever itself is never an evil "symptom." it is a sign of an infection that if fully vaccinated-may be a virus germ that will improve with"comfort" care and support. Numbers on a thermometer are not as important as associated symptoms/comfort and severity/duration. You may watch and wait for your toddler-offer meds if he tolerates/needs it. Follow up with your pediatrician if things worsen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No it is not normal: You should consult with your doctor, there can be several reasons for that it may be due to infection with viruses or bacteria or parasites like ameba or giardia it may be lactose intolerance inflammatory bowel disease malabsorption syndrome like celiac disease and others. ...Read more
7 week old breastfed babies poop is bright green and has a unusual smell? Is this normal or should it be cause of concern?
Infants : This is totally normal and you should stop worrying. ...Read more
Can be: This does not happen frequently, but can happen and is not abnormal. She should be able to close her eyes at other times. All the best. ...Read more
My son has every sign and symptom of a liver problem but the jaundice is very hard to notice. Is that normal?
?Gilbert Syndrome?: It is possible that he has the common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin, gilbert's syndrome, and is found in up to 5% of the population. The build-up of bilirubin can cause mild jaundice, but usually nothing else. Usually the liver can breakdown bilirubin quickly and u pee it out, but in this case it can't do it fast, thus a build up. But the level is usually harmless. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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