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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 daughter has a high temperature. What do I do?

My 4 year old daughter has a high temperature. What do I do?

???????????: Any fever is expected to increase heart rate by about 10 bpm/degree/F and breathing by 5 bpm. If she has a fever producing illness, this is expected. Fever reducing medications may be comforting. If the kid is failing to take fluids enough to pee at least every 8 hours she should be evaluated. ...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) she's 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) she's 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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My 4 year old asthmatic son's temperature has been 38°C and his heart is beating fast. I undressed him and put a cold wash cloth. What else can I do?

My 4 year old asthmatic son's temperature has been 38°C and his heart is beating fast. I undressed him and put a cold wash cloth. What else can I do?

Ibuprofen/dress him: Adding ibuprofen to his treatment every 6-8 hours would be a start if he is uncomfortable. I would put his clothes back on. The bodies skin sensors are likely to drive the temperature up rather than down if he is undressed. Feeding him chilled fluids would be more effective in lowering fever. Expect a rapid heart rate with fever. ...Read more

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What is normal height for a 4 year old?

What is normal height for a 4 year old?

Variable: The normal range for males at 4y is 37.5 to 43.5 in (95-110cm) or an average of 40in (102cm). Girls range 36.5-43 in (93-109cm) with an average of 38 3/4in (101cm). ...Read more

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My son is 4 year old and he weighs 31 pounds, is it normal?

My son is 4 year old and he weighs 31 pounds, is it normal?

WHO Growth Charts: The world health organization (who) has done a wonderful job of standardizing normal. Check out this website to find your answer http://www. Who. Int/childgrowth/standards/en/. ...Read more

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My 4 year old doesn't eat much is what I feel, please advise what is a normal diet for this age kid.

My 4 year old doesn't eat much is what I feel, please advise what is a normal diet for this age kid.

Picky eater: At her age children are not growing as they did as an infant. As a result they become picky eaters and parents become very concerned. You can let her graze rather than formal meals and secondly involve her in the food preparation. She is more prone to eat yhat way. ...Read more

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4 year old having high temp of 99 to 100 for the last 3 days. She's active and acts normal. Drinks and eats a little. Do I need to take her in anyways?

4 year old having high temp of 99 to 100 for the last 3 days. She's active and acts normal. Drinks and eats a little. Do I need to take her in anyways?

No: If she is behaving as she normally does that is great. Most doctors view a temp of greater than 100.4 F or 38 C as a fever. If they're no localizing signs - I.e. Difficulty swallowing, coughing, pulling at the ear- just keep observing and she will almost certainly return to her normal state. You should read an article called "Fever Phobia" written 40 years ago. Still valid point! ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 4 year old to have morning wood?

Is it normal for my 4 year old to have morning wood?

Yes: Erections are normal, even in babies. It is not a sexual response in boys that have not reached puberty. There is no reason to be concerned about erections in little boys. ...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

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I'm a 21 year old female with a soon to be 4 year old son, my height is 5ft 2 and I weigh 128lb, Is this a normal weight?

I'm a 21 year old female with a soon to be 4 year old son, my height is 5ft 2 and I weigh 128lb, Is this a normal weight?

Yes: Yes, you have a normal weight. Also, instead of ht/wt I would recommend being more concerned about where is your weight, we want to avoid weight in the midsection, as excess belly fat can lead to diabetes and heart disease, so the goal for women is to have waist circumference (at belly button) less than 35 inches and ultimate goal would be 1/2 your height in inches which for you is 31 inches. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 4 year old to have a "very"rapid heartbeat while sleeping?

Is it normal for my 4 year old to have a "very"rapid heartbeat while sleeping?

Define very rapid: Resting heart rate for a 4yo would be expected to fall between 60-90 beats per minute with periods during dream sleep that may run 90-140. Deep sleep should bee on the lower end of normal. If sleep & awake rates are always fast (90-140) a visit to your dr would be prudent. ...Read more