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What should I do if my baby has a fever?

What should I do if my baby has a fever?

Comfort: If baby is less than three months or unvaccinated or otherwise has poor health, contact the doctor. Otherwise, help your baby feel better with a dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (over 6 mos), then assess how baby seems to be acting. If acting ill after fever reducing medicine, see the doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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What should I do if my baby has fever?

What should I do if my baby has fever?

Depends: If your baby is under 2 months of age, call your pediatrician immediately for fever over 100.4 (38c). For older babies and children, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen are effective medical treatments for fever. In addition, dressing baby down by removing warm clothes and blankets, or giving a lukewarm bath. Do not use rubbing alcohol as it can cause toxicity. And call your doctor if you are worried. ...Read more

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My baby has a fever and her soft spot is bulging what can I do?

My baby has a fever and her soft spot is bulging  what can I do?

Laying down or up: If babies soft spot is full or bulgy laying down it can be normal. If it is bulging while held upright it is a problem. Either way, if the way baby looks bothers you have her seen this afternoon by her pcp or at an urgent care center. ...Read more

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My baby has a fever, at what temp should I take her to the doctots office?

My baby has a fever, at what temp should I take her to the doctots office?

It's just not fever: It depends on the age and how sick your baby looks and acts. Any fever in a baby under the age of 2 months should be seen immediately.( fever > than 100.5 rectal). Other ages depends on how is the child acting, is there any common problems like cold and how long has it been going on for. ...Read more

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My baby has been having a fever for 3 days now, and he is 20 mon. The temp is 100.2, so what to do?

My baby has been having a fever for 3 days now, and he is 20 mon.  The temp is 100.2, so what to do?

What else?: If your baby has other symptoms it would be helpful to know what they are. If not, keep them comfortable and wait it out, making sure they are hydrated and comfortable. Hugs are helpful. Hope that baby is better soon. ...Read more

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Plz my baby has 1 years old & have fever since 2days ago.Could u help me?

Plz my baby has 1 years old & have fever since 2days ago.Could u help me?

Yes: You can alternate pediatric tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen every four hours. If the fever responds your child will probably be fine and likely viral. If it does not there is a higher probability of bacterial infection. If you are that afraid, call a doctor and voice your fears. Most doctors are very good people and will help you regardless of what your situation is. They just have to know. ...Read more

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My baby has been congested for 5 weeks. No fever. What could it be?

My baby has been congested for 5 weeks. No fever. What could it be?

Nasal congestion: Can be due to a number of minor conditions, including dry air (can try nasal saline drops). If at any point, the congestion is causing a change in feeding or sleeping, seek medical attention, esp if associated with fever or cough. If not, it may also be due to mild gastroesophageal reflux. Try reducing dairy if you are nursing or a non dairy formula if formula feeding. ...Read more

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My baby has chronic benign neutopenia and has a fever of 101.2 what should I do?

My baby has chronic benign neutopenia and has a fever of 101.2 what should I do?

Get evaluated: Chronic benign neutropenia can happen in children as early as 6-12 months. It is defined by low neutrophils for at least 6-8 weeks and often lasts at least 18-24 months. Low neutrophils put children at risk for every day infections such as ear infections, sore throats and possible more serious infections. Children with this condition and fever over 101 degrees should be evaluated and examined. ...Read more

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