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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.

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

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Deformed Shape Of Skull (Definition)

A deformed or altered shape of the skull is common in newborns. Newborn head molding is an abnormal head shape that results from pressure on the ...Read more


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Is a 321mm head circumference value normal for a 32 weeks pregnancy (baby boy) ?

Is a 321mm head circumference value normal for a 32 weeks pregnancy (baby boy) ?

Large size: there are readily available graphs on the net from Mayo Clinic and elsewhere. You should discuss the implications with a neonatologist. ...Read more

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1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

No: Pediatricians consider greater than or equal to 100.4 to be fever in a child less than one year of age. It is important to take the temperature recatally as this will give you the most accurate body temperature location. ...Read more

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I've had a non stop headache for the last 2 weeks. The headache is affecting my hearing and sight. Is this a serious matter?

I've had a non stop headache for the last 2 weeks. The headache is affecting my hearing and sight. Is this a serious matter?

YES!!!!: Please talk to your parents (or guardian) about this immediately. ANY headache that's severe, long-lasting or that causes a problem with hearing, vision, walking or ANYTHING like that, needs medical attention. Don't wait. Most likely you're having a migraine headache. In any case, please don't delay getting help. ...Read more

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What is the normal head circumference for a 4years old microcephaly?

What is the normal head circumference for a 4years old microcephaly?

Good question : I am not sure if there is a special chart for the microcephalics, his development may have been charted before overtime and compared to normal curves, development is a complex process, and not measured only by the head circumference, other aspects of the original disease and development interact, check this link too: http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/second_set/cht_hcfa_boys_p_0_5.pdf ...Read more

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My son (8 months old) has few empty patches on head with no hair growth. Is this normal ? What is the treatment for this, please

My son (8 months old) has few empty patches on head with no hair growth. Is this normal ? What is the treatment for this, please

Normal: It's normal to have some spots with no hair, especially the back of head because it rubs when the babies lie flat. If the patches are accompanying dryness like white flakes, it could be seborrhea . You just need to give him good massage with baby oil and takes out the dry flakes. ...Read more

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Sometimes the head of my 3 months olds penis is very very purple. Is this normal?

Sometimes the head of my 3 months olds penis is very very  purple. Is this normal?

Temperature: As you said, if it is sometimes and there is no swilling or pain, it may be temperature related. Not to worry. ...Read more

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2 month old has a ridge on saggital suture.Head circumference was in 1% at 1 month now it's 85% dr concerned? What is the reason for this rapid growth

2 month old has a ridge on saggital suture.Head circumference was in 1% at 1 month now it's 85% dr concerned? What is the reason for this rapid growth

Can be benign: This can be benign and normal growth or something more serious such as fluid accumulating within the brain, best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a 10 months old baby red eye with mucus?

What is the cause of a 10 months old baby red eye with mucus?

Conjunctivitis: This may be caused by conjunctivitis or a nasolacrimal duct obstruction. If persistent beyond a day or so you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 41 year old daughter is in the hospital with a Hgb of 2.1. Her most prominent indication of this was very poor brain function...is this possible?

My 41 year old daughter is in the hospital with a Hgb of 2.1.  Her most prominent indication of this was very poor brain function...is this possible?

Extreme anemia: Wow! That's an extraordinarily low hemoglobin level; she may be lucky to be alive. Such extreme anemia certainly could cause altered mental function and other neurological symptoms, but so could the thing(s) that might cause the anemia, like blood loss, iron or folate (folic acid) deficiency, etc, etc. Discuss with her doctor(s). Good luck to her. ...Read more

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My 7 wk babies right eye is all of a sudden producing a lot of "eye boogers" is this normal?

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My 7 wk babies right eye is all of a sudden producing a lot of "eye boogers" is this normal?

Eye boogers: Your baby may have normal mucus buildup at night, or may have a blocked tear drainage duct. Call you local pediatric ophthalmologist to have this checked soon. ...Read more

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Infant 2 m/o with occipital lymph nodes on each side of the head? Is it normal? He has a severe case of seborheic dermatitis (head, cheeks, forehead)

Infant 2 m/o with occipital lymph nodes on each side of the head? Is it normal? He has a severe case of seborheic dermatitis (head, cheeks, forehead)

Very common: Enlarged occipital lymph nodes are commonly found in children who have had rashes, infections or mild trauma to the scalp. These are generally of no significant clinical consequence and often reduce in size with time. ...Read more

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Is a neurogenic fever normal after a head injury and is it dangerous 4 days after comes and goes prob not?

Is a neurogenic fever normal after a head injury and is it dangerous 4 days after comes and goes prob not?

Neurogenic fever: Neurogenic fever is never normal and is usually seen in severe traumatic injury when the hypothalamus is not functioning properly ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 3 days now, it is accompanied with some wooziness. The pain is generally at the back of my head. Is this serious?

I've had a headache for 3 days now, it is accompanied with some wooziness. The pain is generally at the back of my head. Is this serious?

Do NOT worry: You describe an ongoing tension headache, which may be getting triggered from neck issues, but could also be associated with migraine or occipital neuralgia. I don't worry about tumors, blood clots, or stroke issues with you, and think this is mostly annoying and benign. Physical therapy and mild analgesic might help. ...Read more

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The opening of my penis is protruding. 1 side is a little larger than the other for 2 months. no pain or other symptoms. I am 21 and uncircumcised. ?

The opening of my penis is protruding. 1 side is a little larger than the other for 2 months. no pain or other symptoms.  I am 21 and uncircumcised.  ?

Get examined: Think you may be referring to the urethral meatus but not sure without a visual. Likely normal variant, unless this is a new development which would need exam to rule out infection/papilloma/inflammation. ...Read more

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Baby had 4 shots for her 1 year check up a week ago. Near 1 injection site is a rash, feels hard underneath and the rash is feverish. Is this normal?

Baby had 4 shots for her 1 year check up a week ago. Near 1 injection site is a rash, feels hard underneath and the rash is feverish. Is this normal?

See doc: If the warm red area took a week to show up it may be that she has an infection at the shot site. Call or see the doc today or tomorrow. If she has fever over 100, increasing redness or pain, or is acting sick go to the ER if you can'[t reach your doc.. ...Read more

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Wat is the normal value of vitamin D3 in a 1 year old baby boy?

Wat is the normal value of vitamin D3 in a 1 year old baby boy?

Vitamin D: Your son should be getting 600 units of vitamin d daily. The best source of vitamin d for your son would be fish such as tuna and salmon. ...Read more