Fever. If your baby is younger than 3 months old, contact the doctor for any fever. If your baby is 3 to 6 months old and has a temperature up to 102 F (38.9 C) and seems sick or has a temperature higher than 102 F (38.9 C), contact the doctor.
Is a fever of 102 dangerous for a child?
If his or her temperature is above 100.4 degrees, it is time to call us. For children ages three months to three years, call us if there is a fever of 102 degrees or higher. For all kids three years and older, a fever of 103 degrees or higher means it is time to call Pediatrics East.
What does a fever of 102 mean?
A fever is a higher-than-normal body temperature, one of the body’s natural responses to infection. A low-grade fever isn’t usually a cause for concern, but a temperature 102°F and above should be treated. Possible Causes. Care and Treatment. When to Call the Doctor.
Should I Worry About 102 fever?
Your child was recently immunized and has a temperature above 102 F or a fever for more than 48 hours. You are concerned. If you are uncomfortable with your child’s temperature or illness, call your doctor or nurse practitioner to discuss it.
When should I take my child to the ER for a fever?
If your child is 3 or older, visit the pediatric ER if the child’s temperature is over 102 degrees for two or more days. You should also seek emergency care if the fever is accompanied by any of these symptoms: Abdominal pain. Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
What should I do if my child has a fever of 102?
Call your primary care physician if your child is:
- Younger than 3 months of age with a temperature of 100.4°F or higher.
- Age 3 to 6 months with a temperature up to 102°F and appears very lethargic or irritable (also, if the fever is higher than 102°F, without other symptoms)
What do you do for a 102 fever?
No treatment is necessary for a mild fever unless the person is uncomfortable. If the fever is 102 or higher: Give an over-the-counter medicine such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) as directed on the label. Check with your doctor first if you have any medical conditions or take other medicines.
How do you bring a child’s fever down?
What can I do to decrease my child’s fever?
- Dress your child lightly. Excess clothing will trap body heat and cause the temperature to rise.
- Encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids, such as water, juices, or popsicles.
- Give your child a lukewarm bath. …
- Don’t use alcohol baths.
How high is too high for a fever?
Call your doctor if your temperature is 103 F (39.4 C) or higher. Seek immediate medical attention if any of these signs or symptoms accompanies a fever: Severe headache.
How long should a fever last in a child?
Most fevers and accompanying cold-like symptoms can last from three to five days. Beyond that, a child should see the doctor to eliminate any risk of complications. Caregivers should use the appropriate method in taking their child’s temperature.