What temperature should you call the doctor for an infant?
If your baby is under 3 months old and has a temperature of 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C) or higher, call the doctor immediately.
"If you have a continuing relationship with a doctor, you have the time and comfort to go deeper." The best time to start looking for a pediatrician is between 28 and 34 weeks into your pregnancy, when you likely know what you want and have at least a few weeks to do your homework.
- Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborn. It is a hospital-based specialty, and is usually practiced in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
- Gynecologists deal with female care throughout a woman's life, from her first sexual encounter to well after menopause, while obstetricians deal with all aspects of pregnancy care. An OB/GYN is a physician who offers both gynecologic and obstetric care and both work to help keep a woman's reproductive system healthy.
- Ob/Gyn Salaries. The numbers are higher for those who combine obstetrics and gynecology. The Profiles survey reported a first-year median income of $200,000 per year for ob/gyns, lower than for gynecologists, but the corresponding AMGA figure is higher at $275,152 per year.
Flu in children usually causes at least 2 or 3 of the following symptoms:
- a fever that starts suddenly (a temperature equal to or greater than 38 degrees Celsius)
- body aches or pains.
- dry cough which may become moist.
- sore throat.
- low energy or fatigue.
- chills or shivering.
- runny or stuffy nose.
- Your baby may have the flu if she has any of these signs or symptoms:
- Being very tired.
- Cough that's loud or dry and doesn't go away, or sore throat.
- Fever (usually above 101 F), chills or body shakes.
- Headache or muscle or body aches.
- Not being hungry.
- Runny or stuffy nose.
- Vomiting (throwing up) and diarrhea.
- The symptoms of flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.
- Most of the time, you will become contagious about 24 to 72 hours after contracting the influenza virus and remain that way for up to five days after the onset of symptoms. But children or people with compromised immune systems can be contagious to those around them for up to two weeks.
Updated: 17th October 2019