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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

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My 4 year old daughter's top front tooth has fallen out. Is this normal?

My 4 year old daughter's top front tooth has fallen out. Is this normal?

Baby tooth: The typical age for the upper front teeth to come out is about 7 so your daughter is not typical. Baby teeth can come out early due to trauma, decay, or she could be growing atypically. Take her to a dentist and have her evaluated and make sure there are. It problems that can effect her permanent teeth. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a respiratory rate of 18-19 when relaxing and watching tv. Is that normal?

My 4 year old has a respiratory rate of 18-19 when relaxing and watching tv. Is that normal?

Yes: Normal breathing rates for a 4 year old ranges anywhere from 12-30 breaths per minutes. Of course younger ages breath at high rates. During sleep and at rest the rates clock in at lower ranges so 18-19 is completely normal. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has urine ph of 8 and sp gravity of 1.005 everything else normal in analysis. Is the ph level serious?

My 4 year old son has urine ph of 8 and sp gravity of 1.005 everything else normal in analysis. Is the ph level serious?

Likely diet related.: If everything else (growth, blood pressure, etc) are fine, high pH is probably related to diet, as many fruits, even if acidic to taste, turn urine alkaline. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son always had a cough. His pedia say, he has asthma. For more than a year now, every month he takes medicine. Is this still normal?

My 4 year old son always had a cough. His pedia say, he has asthma. For more than a year now, every month he takes medicine. Is this still normal?

Yea: Persistent cough particularly night time coughing which may also include wheezing is often one of the most common symptoms of asthma. If he is coughing that much, it doesn't sound like his asthma is well controlled. He should probably be on a preventative medicine that he takes daily rather than just a rescue medicine (albuterol). ...Read more

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In the last nine months my 4 year old son has had four bouts of stooling and vomitting. We have improved his hygeine but it just keeps happening.?

In the last nine months my 4 year old son has had four bouts of stooling and vomitting. We have improved his hygeine but it just keeps happening.?

Difficult to say....: Without further information, it is difficult to figure out why this is happening. Your child could be in daycare and be repeatedly infected there--a very common scenario. This is something that you should consult with your son's pediatrician about. ...Read more

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What is the possibility of getting thyroid disease in a normal 4 year old child?

What is the possibility of getting thyroid disease in a normal 4 year old child?

Low: Unless there is a family history of thyroid disease. Most states screen for thyroid disease at birth, ask your pediatrician to check your birth screening records at the state lab. ...Read more

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4 year old girl with fever no other symptoms. Just over normal range.

4 year old girl with fever no other symptoms. Just over normal range.

I'm not sure what: Your question is exactly...but will speak about fever in children in general. The answer depends on the child's medical history (generally healthy/specific medical problems), how long the fever has been there, is she eating and drinking well, any travel, exposure to others who are ill, weight loss/growth. I would recommend that you speak to her doctor, giving the answers to those questions. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has always had a little puffiness under his eyes since birth. Is that just normal for some? Anything to worry about?

My 4 year old has always had a little puffiness under his eyes since birth. Is that just normal for some? Anything to worry about?

Probably normal: Generally there is quite a variation in "normals" with appearances around the eyes. Puffiness, slight pigmentary changes, eyelid asymmetries, & eyelid creases are some observations that occur & likely will change as child grows. As long as the eyes see well, move be well, and the eyelids function normally, I'd monitor. As an aside, environmental allergies may have some role in eyelid puffiness too. ...Read more

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Hi My 4 year old had his immunisations 2 days ago and today he has three red marks which are raised near the injection site. Is this normal?

Hi My 4 year old had his immunisations 2 days ago and today he has three red marks which are raised near the injection site. Is this normal?

This can be normal: It depends on the immunizations. Some vaccines cause a greater local reaction, The 4 yr/o shots are usually MMR, Varicella, IPV and Dtap. Usually a small local reaction will occur. Cool compresses, tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain will help. As long as there are no pustules at the sites this probably is normal ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter has a slight case of pneumonia and her fever now ranges between 99-100. Is this normal? It used to be between 102-104.

My 4 year old daughter has a slight case of pneumonia and her fever now ranges between 99-100. Is this normal? It used to be between 102-104.

Fever: Typically after 48 hours of antibiotics doctors like to see temperatures below 100.4, if not we need to re-evaluate the treatment and diagnosis. 99-100 is acceptable, but also be looking at her other symptoms.... Her respiratory rate, her energy level, her cough, if those are not improving that is cause for re eval as well. ...Read more