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What Is The Correct Body Temperature For A Child
98.8 Degrees F: 98.8 degrees fahrenheit (or 37 degrees celsius) is the "textbook" normal temperature. However, individuals can have slightly lower or higher normal temperatures. Also, our body temperature naturally fluctuates throughout a 24-hour period (circadian rhythm). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
None: Both are approxmately 37 degrees centigrade or 98.4-6 fahrenheit. ...Read more
Around 107: It appears to be 107 degrees f. At that temperature cells start shutting down and dying, leading of course to eventual body death as organs turn off and are damaged. ...Read more
Soap and water: A mildsoap and water.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is RSV bronchiolitis, and what is the age of a child when the child is no longer susceptible to it?
66-68 degrees F: The last thing you want to do is overheat a baby. Even newborns will cry if they are cool/chilled, but they will not cry if they are overheated. There is some evidence that overheating may have some association to some sids cases. Unless the child is under 2000g, was significantly premature and the doctor instructs you to keep nursery warmer, then 66-68 is ideal nursery temperature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a fever a defense mechanism for the human body. What will happen if a fever is allowed to run high?
What is the cause of blood in your stool is that normal for a 50 year old male and what is the cure?
Whatever they want: Most kids feel so crummy with the flu that they don't want to eat or drink anything. If they are hungry, that's a good sign! Give them what they want (within reason). I'd start with bland foods, especially if there was tummy-upset. No specific food will shorten the illness--only time & love! And remember pushing fluids is far more important! Dehydration is a major cause of hospitalization from flu ...Read more
None!: Although most people use them, pillows really aren't good for our backs and necks, and can worsen our posture. Especially for a child who sleeps face down, i'd recommend not using any pillow at all. ...Read more
Rectal: The rectal method gives the most reliable, accurate reading — which is why doctors often recommend it for babies under 3 months of age, when a correct reading is crucial. However at age 3 a good quality digital thermometer, thermoscan(forehead), or ear thermometer would provide a very good evaluation of body temp and since the precise temp is not critical at this age, i would not recommend rectal. ...Read more
What is the average temperature for someone with dementia? And what would then be considered a fever ?
98.6F: Having dementia does not change what is considered normal body temperature. Normal temperature varies from 97.6 to 99.2 degrees f. During the day. It's lowest in the morning and highest in late afternoon to early evening. Any temperature above 99.4f would be considered a fever. A temperature over 100.2f would be considered a significant fever. ...Read more
About 145 cm: The suitable height for 11 years old female is between 145 cm (58 inches) to 155 cm. ,this height will show that the child is growing well in height .But the height varies in different ethnic groups and also depends on nutrition and health status . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: You must know about the Gaussian bell curve. The average is 37.0 Centigrade or 98.6 Fahrenheit. If the child is overdressed and cannot cool off the temp will rise or if the ambient temp of the room is too low because of air conditioning the temp may drop. If you are ever worried about your child a key finding is whether the child is consolatory or not. Can you do something which calms him down. ...Read more
Medication: A fever does not always need to be decreased. However, if your child is uncomfortable, there are things you can do to relieve that. Tepid baths or cool compresses to the forehead, inner arms, wrist, and/or neck. If your child is older than 6 months, you can use medications that decrease fevers. Acetaminophen (tylenol) or ibuprofen (advil, motrin) both work well. Always dose by weight, not age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 yr old son got immunoglobin e level around 2800 what is the procedure to attain normal what type of diagnosis is needed and what is the treatment?
No procedure: The appropriate way to allow natural reduction in a serum antibodies is to first determine what is causing it to be elevated (treat the root cause). Elevated IgE most commonly indicates some sort of allergy, or less commonly, parasitic infection. ...Read more
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