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Can an infant go swimming with slight fever?

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Can a 11 month old go swimming with a slight fever?
Posted Sun, 24 Aug 2014 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Not advisable

Detailed Answer:
Hi....thanks for consulting on health care magic. It is not advisable to go for swimming as the kid has got a fever. It can get aggravated by the sheer fatigue of swimming. Moreover 11 months is too early to swim.

Another issue is the water may cause sudden shivering if there is fever & the shivering will cause rebound increase in body temperature.

If any further queries, you are most welcome to ask.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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