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From what I've heard from friends and acquaintances, it's pretty normal that a kid going to some kind of organized childcare (kindergarten, school, whatever) for the first time will get ill more often than usual; the reasoning behind this is that due to the many kids in one place, it's also easier to get viruses transmitted. The immune system of a kid who ...


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We discovered that in spite of a sore throat, our infant enjoys eating ice cubes. We thus freeze milk or water into thin ice cubes using an ice cube tray or a small cup, and break it into small pieces to feed the infant. Here is a quote from an adult who tried this method (see link) to treat his own sore throat: For day-time relief, ice-cubes have been ...


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From your description, suctioning the mouth is not what you need, in fact there are only a very few cases where it useful to suction the mouth at all. Loosening the phlegm from the lungs/throat can be relatively straightforward. Steaming a room as you have been doing should help, but what worked for us was to have our baby lying gave down across my knees, ...


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It's slow, but works. Suggested by our daycare provider (home-based) and later suggested by a pediatrician: spoon-feed the infant.


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NHS: Fever in Children A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5°C (99.5°F) is a fever. ... When to seek urgent medical advice Contact your GP [doctor] or health visitor urgently if your child: - is under three months old and has a temperature of 38°C (101°F) or above - is between three and ...



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