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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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...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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Are fevers and teething in babies associated?

Are fevers and teething in babies associated?

Teething and fever: I would add that if your baby's temperature is above 101*f, teething is less likely to be the cause. If you have any concerns, see your baby's doctor. ...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's the safest fever reliefs medicine brand I can use for babies and toddlers? Thanks.

What's the safest fever reliefs medicine brand I can use for babies and toddlers? Thanks.

Depends on age: If less than 6 months old, then Acetaminophen (Children's Tylenol) is your only option. If over 6 months old you can try Ibuprofen (Children's Advil) either instead of or in addition to the acetaminophen. ...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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How high should my babies fever be before I call the doctor?

How high should my babies fever be before I call the doctor?

100.4F or 38C: Babies younger than 2 months manifest signs and symptoms of serious infections (sepsis) in a more subtle fashion than older children. It is important to take your young infant to the doctor if he or she is feeding poorly, is sleepier than usual (lethargic) has an unusual rash, or has an elevated temp – even if that is the only symptom. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ibuprofen used in babies for fever?

What are the side effects of ibuprofen used in babies for fever?

Stomach irritation: We usually recommend waiting until about 6 months before starting to use Ibuprofen for babies for fever or pain. It can cause irritation of the stomach, and in rare cases it can interfere with platelet function. Always ask a doctor for the correct dose. Dose should be based on the baby's weight, not age. ...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

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What is the easiest and safest way to break a fever on a 17 month old infant?

What is the easiest and safest way to break a fever on a 17 month old infant?

No cold baths!: To cool a hot house first turn down the thermostat then open the windows. Same with kids. Turn down the thermostat in the hypothalamus by giving Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Place them in thin clothing & remove blankets. Ice baths are rarely needed & cause pain & anguish. But only break a high fever. Low grade fevers to 39 c. Help fight infection & are usually tolerated if you maintain hydration. ...Read more

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My son is 5 weeks old I want to know what it the normal body temperature for babies and how will I know if he has a fever? . What will the temp be?

Infant temperature: The accepted temperature for newborns who are 2 to 3 months old is below 100.4 f. Any temperature at that level and above is suspicious for a fever more often from overbundling. Anything else is suspect for an infection. ...Read more

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13 mnth infant keeps fevering but not any other symptoms. Diagnosis w/slight inflammation of bronchial. What else could possibly cause fevers 103+?

13 mnth infant keeps fevering but not any other symptoms. Diagnosis w/slight inflammation of bronchial. What else could possibly cause fevers 103+?

Fever: There are many viruses and bacteria that can cause high fevers in a young child. Roseola would come to mind. The fever lasts 4-5 days, then breaks and a rash comes out all over the body. After three days of persistent fever, I would say the baby needs to be examined again. ...Read more

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Can babies get rashes after their fever?

Can babies get rashes after their fever?

Yes eg fifth dis: Certain viruses are associated with fv and mouth diseasefooter and rashes eg fifth disease, hand. ...Read more

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What to do about infant with fever/uti- please help?

What to do about infant with fever/uti- please help?

Cause of UTI: Try and figure out the infection that is causing the urinary tract infection by taking a clean catch urine sample. Once the infection is known, specific therapy aimed at that infection can be started. ...Read more

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I have an infant that cannot hold down any fluids she has no fever or cough

I have an infant that cannot hold down any fluids she has no fever or cough

? Virus: Try small frequent amounts of pedialye. If she continues to vomit and cannot keep anything down she may need intravenous fluids.watch for signs of dehydration--dry tongue, lethargy, v poor or no urine output. If these occur she needs I've fluids. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my 7 week old to receive childcare in a home with another infant who's been feverish all week? Other infant's fever broke 48 hours ago.

Is it safe for my 7 week old to receive childcare in a home with another infant who's been feverish all week? Other infant's fever broke 48 hours ago.

Hand Hygiene: Viruses may shed for days after the fever is gone, but the transmission rate is lower. I would advise that the center use hand washing and sanitize the surfaces/toys. ...Read more

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Do babies get fevers with ear infections?

Do babies get fevers with ear infections?

Sometimes.: Ear infections can occur with or without fever. Other symptoms of ear infections include ear pulling or rubbing, decreased sleep or eating, fussing, not wanting to be laid down, and vomiting. Fevers can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and even noninfectious conditions. If you think your baby might have an ear infection, please take him or her to the doctor. ...Read more

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Can a child with scarlet fever pass it on to infant?

Can a child with scarlet fever pass it on to infant?

Contageous/different: The child with true scarlet fever is infected with a strain of strep a that produces chemicals that cause the red rash. Infants in close contact (mucous or droplet secretions) have ~1/4 risk in acquiring the germ, less if contact is distant. Infants often have more a nasal carriage than throat. (to guide testing)after 24hrs on meds the infected kid is not likely to pass it to anyone. ...Read more

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Infant temperature of a high fever for three month old?

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 more

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My 8 week old infant has coughing fits mostly after feeding. No fever or congestion.

My 8 week old infant has coughing fits mostly after feeding. No fever or congestion.

Follow up/advice: This symptom could be related to aspiration of liquid into the airway during feeding. I would advise feeding the baby at a 30 degree angle and having your pediatrician observe feedings. ...Read more

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Infant fever 7 months old. It could be from teething. But do I do. And can I give him water and how much?

Infant fever 7 months old. It could be from teething. But do I do. And can I give him water and how much?

Doubt teething: Historically teething has been blamed for many symptoms but in reality most infants cut teeth without significant consequence. Fever greater than 100.5 is most likely related to a viral infection and could be treated with Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen). If fever persists for more than 3 days or your baby has persistent inconsolable crying he should definitely be seen. 1-2 oz of water in a sippy cup is ok. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Me too.: In infants I prefer rectal temp.102.0 qualifies as a "temperature" this way. It is slightly higher than oral. I do not have great faith in the skin strips. ...Read more

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What kind of virus passes through an infant for a few hours with only fever and otherwise my daughter seems fine just slight temp of 100.5 earlier?

What kind of virus passes through an infant for a few hours with only fever and otherwise my daughter seems fine just slight temp of 100.5 earlier?

Too fast: Viruses generally have a longer effect upon their hosts (your daughter), I do not know of one that would initiate and be shed so quickly. Perhaps it is a minor reaction to a mild virus, or just as easily be food related or environmentally induced. Take temp several ways and see, orally, basally, by ear, armpit. If she starts to really feel unwell consult with an md. ...Read more

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Infant age 1 fever n gave panadol (acetaminophen), fever went off last for 2hr. Fever came back again n gave panadol (acetaminophen) n it also last for another 2 hrs. So now worry.

Infant age 1 fever n gave panadol (acetaminophen), fever went off last for 2hr. Fever came back again n gave panadol (acetaminophen) n it also last for another 2 hrs. So now worry.

Expected pattern: A child with a fever producing illness will run that fever in some pattern until the illness is gone. This would seldom be less than a few days. Acetaminophen is expected to suppress the fever by a degree or so while it is in the system, but it does not "fix" the illness. If the kid fails to drink well enough to void every 6 hours, refuses to play, or other bothersome symptoms, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you a baby infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) if they don't have any fever?

Can you a baby infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) if they don't have any fever?

For pain or fever: You can give Tylenol (acetaminophen) to anyone in the appropriate dose for weight whether or not they have fever. Pain from immunizations or teething would be examples of pain no fever.

When giving Tylenol (acetaminophen), ask why you are giving the Tylenol (acetaminophen) and what is it you want to happen? If the baby is crying, 99 times out of 100 Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not going to help. As you already know, babies cry for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

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My infant son vomited while he was asleep. Does not have a fever. What should I do?

My infant son vomited while he was asleep. Does not have a fever. What should I do?

Monitor the situatio: Infant will often have the equivalent of a wet burp in light sleep stages. This can reflect their tendency toward gastoesophageal reflux after a good feeding & is not necessarily a sign of illness. Willingness to stay on a the regular feeding schedule & lack of other worrisome signs gives you time to monitor the situation & see if this progresses to something more involved. ...Read more

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I have 9month baby how much infant Advil (ibuprofen) should I give him for a fever?

I have 9month baby how much infant Advil (ibuprofen) should I give him for a fever?

Depends on weight: Here is a link to the advil (ibuprofen) site for weight-based dosing. Good luck!

http://childrens. Advil. Com/infants-advil (ibuprofen)-drops. ...Read more