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What can I give a 6 week old for fever 99.6?

What can I give a 6 week old for fever 99.6?

Just monitor: It would be prudent to continue monitoring the child without givng a med that could mask a problem.For the first 8 wks we worry about babies that might have picked up a germ at delivery that finally invaded the blood & could cause blood poisoning or meningitis.Any rectal temp >100.4 deserves an immediate trip to the er.If just warmly wrapped, lay out & see if temp comes down on its own-then no pbm. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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6 week old slight fever what can I give her?

6 week old slight fever what can I give her?

See a doctor: If you are checking temperature in a 6 wk old it should be done rectally for it to be accurate. Introduce digital thermometer in the anus so that all of "silver part" is barely inside. If temp is more than 100.4 at his age, you should immediately contact your pediatrician or go to er. It may be a serious infection. ...Read more

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My 6 week old son is very congested has a bad wet cough and as of right now has a fever of 99.5 degrees f what should I do?

My 6 week old son is very congested has a bad wet cough and as of right now has a fever of 99.5 degrees f what should I do?

See the pediatrician: A baby under 2 months of age may be sicker than their overall appearance may indicate. While a temperature of 99.5 f is not a fever (that would be a temperature over 100.4f), your description of his cough is worrisome. He should see his doctor asap. Also, second hand smoke exposure can may breathing more difficult for babies and children. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how high of a fever in a 6 week old infant should trigger a trip to the doctor?

Can you tell me how high of a fever in a 6 week old infant should trigger a trip to the doctor?

100.4 F: Fever in a 6 week old may be caused by a germ picked up at delivery and hiding until it invaded babies system.Temperature over 100.4 should trigger a visit to the most accessible form of care, immediately. ...Read more

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My 6 week old daughter has not had a bowel movement in 24 hours. Her pees are normal no fever. Breast and formula fed. What should I do?

My 6 week old daughter has not had a bowel movement in 24 hours. Her pees are normal no fever. Breast and formula fed. What should I do?

Bowel Movement in: Infant. They may go from several times a day to once a week. It is very much a variable thing. The idea that an infant has to go everyday or they are not " normal" is just not true. Think about how different we all are as adults. As long as baby does not have a rock hard tender abdomen, no fever, is eating well, and not tearing its little bum when it goes it is okay. What goes in will come out. ...Read more

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How do I know when my 6 week old baby has a temperature? Do I check it day and night?

How do I know when my 6 week old baby has a temperature? Do I check it day and night?

Not needed: The best gauge of your babies health is their activities.If playful and feeding well, there is no need for constant monitoring.If baby is less responsive, looks "puny" or otherwise sets off your momy sense, get a rectal temp.If over 100.4 it is considered elevated. ...Read more

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Can you use nasal spray such as affrin for congestion while breastfeeding? Can you drink Thera flu? Nursing a 6 week old..

Can you use nasal spray such as affrin for congestion while breastfeeding? Can you drink Thera flu? Nursing a 6 week old..

Sinus meds: Unfortunately for you, studies are rarely done on breastfeeding women, so very few medications are considered "okay" while breastfeeding. The 2 you mentioned are in that grey zone. Try using nasal saline rinses and get plenty of rest and fluids to manage your cold symptoms. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has been having a fever for 1 1/2 weeks, what is best to give him?

My 5 year old has been having a fever for 1 1/2 weeks, what is best to give him?

Time for visit: Rather than a symptomatic treatment for fever, a visit to define a possible treatable primary or secondary infection would be reasonable. ...Read more

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5 yr old coughing at night for 3 weeks. Kids Mucinex takes it away but don't want to keep giving it for so long. No other symptoms. No fevers.

5 yr old coughing at night for 3 weeks. Kids Mucinex takes it away but don't want to keep giving it for so long. No other symptoms. No fevers.

Mgt: I would suggest an inbox consult and/or an appointment with your physician. The mucinex should be stopped and the cause of the cough determined. If there is nasal congestion, a saline rinse may help to reduce post nasal drip. ...Read more

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My 7 week old almost 8 week old is very congested and has a cough wondering what I can give her for medicine to help. She has no fever&acting normal?

My 7 week old almost 8 week old is very congested and has a cough wondering what I can give her for medicine to help. She has no fever&acting normal?

No meds: No medicine is recommended, definitely no cough medications. You can use normal saline drops in the nose and the bulb syringe, also put a humidifier in the room or steam from the bathroom. Frequent and smaller feeds tend to help to keep him feeding well. If he has. Fever >100.4, breathing hard, see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What can I give my 4 year old that has a fever and cough and congestion? Mom just had the flu 2 weeks ago.

What can I give my 4 year old that has a fever and cough and congestion? Mom just had the flu 2 weeks ago.

No cold/cough med: Most pediatricians do not recommend cough or cold medicine for young children. These medicines have never been proven to be of benefit, and can have some pretty major side effects. It is ok to give a 4 year old a teaspoon of honey as needed for cough. Nasal saline spray is helpful for nasal symptoms. Fever reducer is ok, but if the child has fever for >24h or seems very sick, see a doctor. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old has allergies, earache and fever, what can I give her? Took her to the doctor a few weeks ago for the same reason.

My 5 yr old has allergies, earache and fever, what can I give her? Took her to the doctor a few weeks ago for the same reason.

? ear infection: Fever with ear pain, suspect ear infection. Is he having fever ever since you took him to doctor? This is a long time to be having fever. Recommend taking him again to the doctor. ...Read more

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My son is 3 yrs old with a horrible cough that has lasted over a week , what meds can I give him for it? He also has a runny nose and no fever

My son is 3 yrs old with a horrible cough that has lasted over a week , what meds can I give him for it? He also has a runny nose and no fever

Umcka, homeopathy: Such coughs are usually viral in which case antibiotics don't help but you might want to see your doc to make sure he doesn't have pneumonia. If it's viral bronchitis the treatment proven most effective is an herb, pelargonium sidoides, sold as umcka- see http://bit.Ly/1f6rjci homeopathy also can help though treatment is individualized- see http://bit.Ly/h97vwf please don't expose him to smoke! ...Read more

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My 9 month old daughter was giving a flu shot a week ago , now she has fever. Temperature was checked under arms, read 101. She's also teething. Help?

My 9 month old daughter was giving a flu shot a week ago , now she has fever.  Temperature was checked under arms, read 101. She's also teething. Help?

Fevers: are generally suggestive of an active infection, and should not be attributed to teething. It is unlikely she has developed the fever as a result of the recent vaccination, so close monitoring for progression of symptoms would be wise. ...Read more

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Can i give a 6 week old chocolate ice cream?

Can i give a 6 week old chocolate ice cream?

Why ever ???????: The kid has only a crude sense of taste at this point and will have no benefit by such a strange addition to its diet. I have seen such "offers" put an infant in the hospital with acute vomiting and diarrhea. The 6 wk old has no memory of great tastes to savor and whatever chocolate ice cream may mean to the adult, it does not mean the same to the kid. Stick with breast milk or formula until a yr. ...Read more