fever in babiesQuestion: My 7-month-old girl is having fever on about bi-monthly basis. Is this normal? What can I do to boost her immunity?

Answer: Fever is frequently a symptom of an infection, and it is important to know what caused the fever. Bi-monthly fevers in infants are more frequent than expected. If there is obvious upper respiratory tract infections, you may want to reduce crowded places and sick contacts including during vaccination sessions. If there is no obvious source, doctors would usually screen for hidden sources like urinary tract infection. You can boost her immunity by continuing breastfeeding, ensuring a balanced diet, and vaccinations.

Dr Liew Woei Kang
Sub-specialty in Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
SBCC Baby & Child Clinic, Asthma, Lung, Sleep & Allergy Centre

(Note: Dr Liew Woei Kang is no longer with SBCC Baby & Child Clinic)

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