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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

Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
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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 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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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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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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My baby is 10 wks, he caught cold & has a bad breath, the dr gave him ventoline syrup bt since I gave him it his leg is trembling, am worry is it normal?

My baby is 10 wks, he caught cold & has a bad breath, the dr gave him ventoline syrup bt since I gave him it his leg is trembling, am worry is it normal?

Trembling: Jitterriness are normal side effects of ventolin syrup. Bad breath in a ten weeks old is not normal but the colds your baby has is a possible cause. Check back with your pediatrician if this persist ...Read more

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Baby seizures 7mo old no fever just eye movement an trembling does it require er?

Baby seizures 7mo old no fever just eye movement an trembling does it require er?

Seizure: Seizure is abnormal electrical activity in brain due to many reasons. If your baby does not have fever then calling it febrile seizure is not right. Eye rolling and trembling/shaking together is not a common activity in babies. Your baby should be seen by er physician to find out the cause of this seizure. ...Read more

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The last two years I've noticed I get very cold after eating any meal and I usually shiver. Also, an hour after consuming two alc drinks I'll shiver?

The last two years I've noticed I get very cold after eating any meal and I usually shiver. Also, an hour after consuming two alc drinks I'll shiver?

Post meal: Hello, this is an altogther odd story. I would hazard a guess that this has probably got something to do with the VAGUS nerve and the expression of its effect on your gastric emptying which can be delayed in diabetes. The alcohol is easy. If you don't like it!
Dont eat or drink t! Alcohol consumption is not mandatory last I looked :-)) ...Read more

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When I am hungry and if I am late to eat I shiver and feel weak and end up eating large meal and need sweet?

Low blood sugar: You are probably doing several things: not eating regularly & eating lots of refined sugar. This is not good practice. You will wind up gaining weight, likely developing diabetes and are probably pre-diabetic. Have your blood sugar check. Eat regularly, nutritious food. You need a lifestyle change! ...Read more

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Mrs is 89 after eating breakfast while cleaning up she gets a tremble feeling it also feels like a shiver and a feel of falling backwards?

Mrs is 89 after eating breakfast while cleaning up she gets a tremble feeling it also feels like a shiver and a feel of falling backwards?

Symptoms after meals: Symptoms after eating can sometimes be brought on by the workload on the heart caused by the extra blood flow needed for digestion. It's also possible that symptoms are brought on by standing (lowering of blood pressure on standing). Taking medications first thing after getting up can cause symptoms that begin shortly after breakfast too. Best to talk to your doctor and get blood pressure checked. :). ...Read more

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Can not eating properly cause my blood to feel like it's thinning (like pins are pricking my arms)A headache, shivering and fatigue?

Can not eating properly cause my blood to feel like it's thinning (like pins are pricking my arms)A headache, shivering and fatigue?

Sounds like illness: Malnutrition can cause many symptoms, although these sound more like an active infection either viral or bacterial. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I've got a sore throat and sore head and don't feel like eating got a high temp and I can't stop shivering?

I've got a sore throat and sore head and don't feel like eating got a high temp and I can't stop shivering?

Med eval: It would be important to get a streph throat test. This could be viral but may also be bacterial. Temp > 104 - seek more urgent med tx. ...Read more

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When stomach is empty I shiver, I get tremors on my hand. It continues till I eat. But still sometimes after eating food it continues. Please advice?

When stomach is empty I shiver, I get tremors on my hand. It continues till I eat. But still sometimes after eating food it continues. Please advice?

Hypoglycemia: Likely signs of hypoglycemia. Eating frequent small meals will help. Complex carbohydrates and un-processed foods are better than sugary foods. If symptoms persist see your doctor. ...Read more