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My 1 year old son was running a fever of 103.4 and 103.7

My 1 year old son was running a fever of 103.4 and 103.7 over the weekend. The fever broke but then he got this rash all over his body. I took him in to see a doctor and they did a rapid strep test and it was negative. Tonight my son felt cold to the touch so took his temperature and it was 95.1 tympanic but 97.4 temporal. Is this something i should be concerned about. How do I know which one is right. I had been taking his temperature tympanic when he was having the fever. What should I do.

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My 4 and a half month old baby got diagnosed with a cold

Hello. My 4 and a half month old baby got diagnosed with a cold last Friday (9 days ago). Dr said his throat was red and he was snotty. Today, he is still very snotty. How long can the snot last?thanks

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My 1 year old son has had a fever for 2 days now yesterday

My 1 year old son has had a fever for 2 days now yesterday it was as high as 103.4 and today was as high as 103.7. both times I gave him Tylenol and the fever went down right away. When should I take him to see a doctor? He has not shown any other symptoms. Just the fever. He is eating and drinking ok. Also I have been using a tympanic thermometer to take his temperature. If he has a ear infection is it ok that I do that or should I take his temperature another way?

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My baby boy is 82 days old (almost 3 months) when he was 38

HelloMy baby boy is 82 days old (almost 3 months) when he was 38 days old he got fever. I went to the hospital the doctor said any infant who has fever without any other symptoms may have meningitis and so lumber puncture was performed it was positive wbc was 570 (clear) monomorph 80% polymorph 20%. though the culture of CSF was negative, no bacteria found. He was put on penicillin and cefotaxime for 2 days but the fever didn't settle down until penicillin was replaced with vancomycin then the fever finally went away. He was on cefotaxime and vancomycin for 14 days.Then CBC &Diff had been tested and neutrophils were low. It read 0.6. The next day before my baby was discharged it read 0.7. The doctor said as long as it kept raising there is nothing to worry about. A week later the same test was done neutrophils were 0.9. Two weeks later (which is today) it read 0.6. it decreased.I haven't noticed any viral infection. He is a happy baby, smiles laughs squeals. He refuses to drink milk sometimes. (formula/ no breastfeeding).The test says he also has low RBC too. (3.34 then 3.56)When he was in the hospital I found a soft lump on his head but MRI says it is just a hematoma.He was born by an emergency C-Section

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My 13 month old toddler only has 2 bottom teeth. These came

My 13 month old toddler only has 2 bottom teeth. These came out about a month and a half ago, although they still do not appear to be fully grown in. For the past week or more she seems to be struggling with her teeth. I think the top front teeth must be coming in. She always seems frustrated, a bit off keel, and like she is having a difficult time. Her forehead always feels very warm but she is not running a fever. She is sleeping much more than she had been. When she is awake, she looks and acts ready to sleep. I don't know how to help her, she does not like any of the many teething devices we have tried. She will take a frozen yogurt baby popsicle and this helps her for about fifteen or twenty minutes and then she is back to feeling bad. I don't want to give her lots of medicine, but nothing else is working. No teethers, teething gels, teething tablets do a thing for her. It is hard to see her having such a hard time with her teeth every day!

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Is it feasible that a child who contracts pneumonia as a

Hello, is it feasible that a young child who contracts pneumonia as a complication of measles could then go on to suffer encephalitis a week or so afterwards? And if so, what kind of timeline would be expected between developing both complications? Not a real situation, just research. Thank you.

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My 9 yr old sons normal body temp is around 96. His current

My 9 yr old sons normal body temp is around 96. His current body temp is 99.2, 2 days ago it was 100.6, it goes down with ibuprofen, the comes back up to 99+. He's not being as "annoying" as he is when he is well. He started with a runny nose, then a sore throat and then the 100.6 temp. He is more chipper this evening and starting to eat and asking for food. Yesterday he forgot to eat and only ate a smoothie, chicken sausage and carrots. Do I keep him home till he is back to normal? It seems like a cold. I tested positive this spring for EBV/mono, never had it before. So that's at the back of my mind. He has a really faint mild rash on his upper chest.JA: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?Customer: My EBV is in the chronic fatigue stage combined with menopause.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I had CMV in high school resulting in kidney failure. But I'm more concerned about my boy. His mild fever, stuffiness. I do not have a fever. Temp is 98.2

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My mom is home with my daughter. She has tendency to panic.

My mom is home with my daughter. She has tendency to panic. She's a nurse ;) she texted me that my daughter's breath is 58 per minutes. She has a cold. Started today. Her brother had it too and his breathing was like that but better now. She is 2 and a half years old and no health problems ever.

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I would like to know how much acetaminofene to give to a 2

Hello, I would like to know how much acetaminofene to give to a 2 month old baby. She received her vaccine today and has 100.1 fever. Thanks.

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