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What does it mean if my baby is shivering?

What does it mean if my baby is shivering?

Newborn response: The obvious answer is that they are cold, but if they are very young, under 3-4 months, they are likely having a moro reflex, a primitive muscle reflex where moving them a little bit or jostling them causes the arms, legs, or jaw to "quiver" as if they are shivering. Older children shiver in an effort to raise temperature, such as when generating a fever, so if they are shivering, monitor temp. ...Read more

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My baby is two days old and he seems to be shivering and random times. I know that babies don't shiver to keep warm, should I be concerned?

My baby is two days old and he seems to be shivering and random times. I know that babies don't shiver to keep warm, should I be concerned?

Swaddling may help: A very young baby can loses heat easily and shiver. Newborns also have normal shivering reflexes especially when they are placed for diaper change.
All thing being equal if baby feeds well is alert try swaddling for a bit ...Read more

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Experiencing shivering body what could this mean? Could I be getting sick?

Experiencing shivering body what could this mean? Could I be getting sick?

Viraemia: You may be developing a viral infection as you are describing flu like symptoms. I would try Tylinol 500 mg two four times a day and also increase my fluid intake ...Read more

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Is it normal to have the shivers when you have a baby?

Is it normal to have the shivers when you have a baby?

Yes: I have heard several physiological explanations. But without trying to explain things I do not fully understand, I will say it occurs commonly. ...Read more

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What would cause uncontrollable shivering after having a baby?

What would cause uncontrollable shivering after having a baby?

Lower body temp:ANS: There are many causes but the most common reason may be lowered body temperature. Other causes may be the autonomic nervous system. Institution of forced warm air conduction and warm body fluids may help. Some anesthesiologists believe Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) may reduce shivering but this is debated. ...Read more

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What can it mean if I'm constantly, randomly shivering even when warm?

What can it mean if I'm constantly, randomly shivering even when warm?

Hidden infection?: It is possible that you might have a covert infection somewhere. Make an appoint with your doctor. He my want to do some blood work including a blood culture. ...Read more

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Shivers and tremors for a 3 months baby while awake. Is this normal?

Shivers and tremors for a 3 months baby while awake. Is this normal?

?? shivers/tremors??: A 3 month old infant will have a dramatic startle response to loud sounds or sudden movements. Their arms and legs will shake during movement as a sign of their immature nervous system, but this shaking is low intensity and similar on both sides of the body. It this is what you see, just discuss it at your next checkup. ...Read more

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If a child is pale, coughing, cannot keep their eyes open and shivering sometimes what illness do they have? Can they pass it onto adults?

If a child is pale, coughing, cannot keep their eyes open and shivering sometimes what illness do they have? Can they pass it onto adults?

Hard to say: This is a collection of problems that should be evaluated today by your doc. It could be quite serious and may be contagious. ...Read more

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What illness does a child have if they are pale, coughing, shivering occasionally and cannot seem to keep their eyes open? Only about 4 years old

What illness does a child have if they are pale, coughing, shivering occasionally and cannot seem to keep their eyes open? Only about 4 years old

Poss serious infxn: The symptoms you have listed are concerning enough for the possibility of serious infection that I would recommend you have the child evaluated in-person by a physician right away. ...Read more

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My 3.5 months baby has frequent shiver in right leg and chin, mainly when sleeping. Is this common or should I be worried?

My 3.5 months baby has frequent shiver in right leg and chin, mainly when sleeping. Is this common or should I be worried?

No: Babies tend to relax their muscles while in a deep sleep & they can have momentary shiver like jerks, if they are long enough & when you hold the legs & they do not stop, you need to go see your Pediatrician.
Detailed history of pregnancy is necessary as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a regular tilt table test is normal but you crash on one with isuprel? Bp and hr tanked, saw spots, shivering cold, and nauseous

What does it mean when a regular tilt table test is normal but you crash on one with isuprel? Bp and hr tanked, saw spots, shivering cold, and nauseous

Vasovagal syncope: The test results suggest that the body's automatic nervous system overcompensates for the stimulus of the isuprel, a drug that speeds up the heart. The overcompensation slows the heart too much and lowers the blood pressure and there is syncope (fainting) or almost fainting. This called neurocardiogenic syncope or vasovagal syncope. There are several drug treatments. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 2 day old baby to shiver even his temp is 37 C or 98.6 F degrees in the summer. Room temper is 23 C or 75 F. Lots of clothing.

Is it normal for a 2 day old baby to shiver even his temp is 37 C or 98.6 F degrees in the summer. Room temper is 23 C or 75 F. Lots of clothing.

Normal: This "shivering" is just the baby's immature nervous system causing muscle movement. It is not an indication they are cold. Don't overdress your baby - overheating has been associated with SIDS> newborn should wear number of layers of clothes adults in environment are comfortable in plus one layer more. ...Read more

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I'm having a constant fever loss of appetite nasua throw up dihRea and feels like my insides are on fire and shivers what does it mean and what to do?

I'm having a constant fever loss of appetite nasua throw up dihRea and feels like my insides are on fire and shivers what does it mean and what to do?

See your physician: You may have an infection and this needs to be immediately evaluated. Your physician may have you see an infectious disease specialist to clarify your problem. With your diarrhea this could be a problem with your intestine which we call a colitis. All of this needs to be evaluated by your physician ...Read more

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My 15 year old girlfriend is taking warfarin for a blood clot and has burning face, dehydration, shivering, loss of appetite. What does this mean?

My 15 year old girlfriend is taking warfarin for a blood clot and has burning face, dehydration, shivering, loss of appetite. What does this mean?

Shivering and: loss of appetite in a 15 year old girl can be due to a kidney infection especially if preceded by burning on urination or associated with flank / back pain. The burning in the face may be a manifestation of a fever (check temperature). It would be appropriate to see a doctor or at least discuss these symptoms with the doctor who placed her on the coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What does fluid around the kidney mean for an infant?

What does fluid around the kidney mean for an infant?

Retroperitoneal absc: Is there fluid "around" the kidney? Was this seen on ct or mri? Has this baby had fevers, illness, any ultrasounds demonstrating "fluid around the kidney"? If not, then I also would agree with answer that this sounds like a collection of urine backing up in the kidney because of a blockage of outlet, most commonly vur (vesico-ureteral reflux), which causes the kidney to enlarge. ...Read more

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If you donate or sell your eggs, does that mean someone else has your baby or babies?

If you donate or sell your eggs, does that mean someone else has your baby or babies?

No and not selling!: You may donate your eggs but you're not selling them, in the us (but not in canada and some of europe) you may be reimbursed for your time, discomfort, travel, taking shots etc. But we are not paying you for your eggs any more than you should be selling a kidney. You are giving another couple ("the intended parents") a gift of great value: the chance to be parents, but it's their babies not yours. ...Read more

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My husband has less than a teaspoon of semen. N it's cloudy nearly clear n not very thick. What does that mean, can he still have babies? He is 59.

My husband has less than a teaspoon of semen. N it's cloudy nearly clear n not very thick. What does that mean, can he still have babies? He is 59.

Male Fertility: Yes. Of course. He has less prostatic fluid but this does not mean he is not producing sperm. I would worry more about your age and the potential genetic risks of having a baby so late in life. ...Read more

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Does having a big butt means that you will make healthier babies? That's what study says.

Does having a big butt means that you will make healthier babies? That's what study says.

Wide pelvis: Is an indicator of smooth vaginal delivery and not obstructed labor, which is kind of rarity in developed countries, doesn't guarantee healthy babies, wish you and your future babies all wellness ...Read more

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What does a fishy smell to a babies breath mean?

What does a fishy smell to a babies breath mean?

See below: There is a rare genetic disorder called "trimethylaminuria" where an enzyme deficiency is present causes the lack of breakdown of a particular metabolite can cause the accumulation of trimethylamine in sweat, saliva and urine causing a fishy odor. The malodor can be managed by reducing the ingestion of precursors of the compound. See your doc for an eval and referral to genetics. ...Read more

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What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

Relative study: His rating means that 10% of infants at this age have a larger head circumference (size) while 90% are smaller. If the size has increased from 25-50-75-90% over several months it would suggest growth was too rapid. If usually in that range, it just means the kid has a big head. It hasn't bothered me any, except for having trouble finding a helmet/hat that would fit.. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use orajel on babies? I'd rather use natural means of helping with teething pain, but nothing else seems to work..

Is it okay to use orajel on babies? I'd rather use natural means of helping with teething pain, but nothing else seems to work..

Try: Try orajel natural. Orajel that contains Benzocaine has a very rare risk of methemoglobinemia. Baby Motrin or baby tylenol (acetaminophen) usually work better and last longer. You can also try a chilled pacifier or teething ring. ...Read more

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What could dark yellow urine in babies mean?

What could dark yellow urine in babies mean?

Concentrated urine: Concentrated urine means that you need to hydrate more. In the baby, it means you should try to get them to take more fluids. Babies should only drink breast milk or formula, 24-32 ounces a day, if under 6 months. Up to 6 ounces of juice can be added at 6 months. That usually takes care of fluid requirements. ...Read more

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What are doctors opinions about bald babies and what it means?

What are doctors opinions about bald babies and what it means?

Usually OK: There is much variation in the amount of hair a baby will have and it does not have any correlation with how much hair they will wind up having on their head. Most bald babies eventually start growing hair on their heads. There are a few genetic conditions where no hair ever grows, but these are quite rare. ...Read more

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Sids means sudden infant death syndrome. What causes it?

Sids means sudden infant death syndrome. What causes it?

Unknown: The extended name is Sudden and Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS for short. Research on the problem is difficult because the victims body breaks down quickly after death. Population studies point risk factors, like cigarette smoking in the house, prone sleeping, prematurity, etc. ...Read more

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My infant is making oooh and aaah sounds. Does this mean that she is trying to speak?

My infant is making oooh and aaah sounds. Does this mean that she is trying to speak?

Yes: This is your baby's way of communicating and usually occurs around 1-2 months of age. Your baby may also communicate by smiling, laughing or crying. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a babies poops are total mucus and water with no form to them?

What does it mean when a babies poops are total mucus and water with no form to them?

Diahrea: This sounds like diahhrea. Though newborns have non formed it only exist when breast feding but it looks yellow brown and like small seeds. If it becomes mucousey give brat diet but continue to feed, atleast hydrate and call MD if cntinues ...Read more