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when a 3year old has a fever what should i do

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Cooling measures: Fever is not always a bad thing; some state a fever is just proof that your body is fighting off something. High fevers >105 need immediate cooling (t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
36 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Call your doctor: While temps of 103 are usually viral, you should call your pediatrician to discuss the signs and symptoms. It could be an ear infection, pneumonia, ... Read More
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Fever: If it is summer in your locality, make sure that the fever is not from dehydration. If she is not uncomfortable/restless, try not to give a fever redu ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Hallucinations: Likely from high fever but needs an assessment. All the best.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
Tantrum tips: Temper tantrums are a normal behavior in toddlers. Tips to help prevent tantrums: 1/ maintain a schedule and consistent routine so your child can pred ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
nothing specific: The primary focus while an infant has fever is maintaining fluid balance.Fever is a natural way the body slows the viral growth and reproduction. As l ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience Pediatrics
Comfort: If baby is less than three months or unvaccinated or otherwise has poor health, contact the doctor. Otherwise, help your baby feel better with a dose ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
URI in an infant: is a common illness, and should be evaluated if your infant is eating or drinking less than half of normal, has a fever more than 2-3 days over 101, h ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
What else?: If a 3 yr old has fever it is generally a viral illness, but in order to be certain it would be necessary to know what other symptoms are present. If ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Specializes in Pediatrics
Age-dosed medication.: First of all, normal temperatures vary from 97-100.5 degrees. Temperatures above that range are usually a self-defense mechanism, and only need treatm ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Find out what it is: Call the doctor to discuss what to do.More information is needed, such as where it is, what other symptoms are there if any, etc.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Some tips: 3 days of fever and vomiting - take your son to see a medical provider - urgent care or er these days. It may be a simple cold or the flu (more likely ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not necessarily: A baby should be taken to the doctor when she/he has a high fever not coming down with tylenol or ibuprofen, a bad cough lasting several days, lack of ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Butera
43 years experience Pediatrics
Viral or allergic: Bronchitis in children is common and almost always caused by a virus, an extension of the virus that caused a cold. Asthmatic bronchitis is also a pos ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Define belly ache: Early on, any baby that's fussing for any reason will appear very similar. Their cry is powered by their breathing muscle which pushes down on the bel ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on "while": This will depend on how long a "while" has been. Also, measuring height on a 1 year old can be difficult for some. Height should be measured head to t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Fever: Push fluids. Put him in a warm bath. That will help bring the fever down.You may also give him Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the fever.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice: Needs to be seen by your family dr he/she could determine what tests or treatment is needed. Could be migraine , possibly sinus or from an allergy. La ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would suggest a virtual appointment. He may have a pulmonary infection or an upper respiratory tract infection. Is there a fever?
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Not good: Aside from the very large number of grams if sugar/calories, you run the risk of severe hypoglycemia following that much alcohol.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience Pediatrics
See the pediatrician: First depends on what you are defining as "high" fever. While the number doesn't dictate diagnosis or therapy, the accompanying symptoms along with fe ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
23 years experience Pediatrics
Hydration: Make sure that she stays hydrated. If you notice that she is not making much urine, can't keep anything down (not even water), or is listless, give he ... Read More
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