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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
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?
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
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
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
?? 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
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
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
I give my 3.5 months baby Gripe water 10ml a day. Noticed some shiver in leg? Is gripe water normal? What is its side effects?
VERY SAFE: Gripe water has been used over many years & it is simply a home remedy with no known side effects. ...Read more
My 3.5 months baby has frequent shiver in right leg and chin, mainly when sleeping. Is this common or should I be worried?
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
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
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
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
Sorry: Questions are not connected so you need to resend the entire question with clarification again. ...Read more
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
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
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.
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
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
What does it mean if you wake up at night feeling different parts of your body vibrating/trembling/shaking?
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..
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
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
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