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When a 3year old has a fever what should I do

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Fever: Fever is the bodies way of fighting infection. Keep your child comfortable offer plenty of liquids and tyelenol or Ibuprofen to help keep the temperat... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
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
Pediatrics 56 years experience
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
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Hallucinations: Likely from high fever but needs an assessment. All the best.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Supportive care: Warm bath, push fluids, consider Acetaminophen suppository rectally. Fever can reduce activity and create more water loss but otherwise is the body'... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): For symptomatic relief- tylenol (acetaminophen). But see your pediatrician in am to make sure he does not need antibiotics.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Fever: Bring his fever down first. The cold hands, feet and lips are from the central temperature being elevated. Fever is the body's natural way of showing ... Read More
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Dr. Chelna Marais
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See dr.: The problem is that if it is herpes stomatitis, you have 24 -48 to get anti virals from a doctor that would make a difference, otherwise it is to late... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Fever: Fever tends to make us all feel icky.Children tend to lay about when they have fever -so your child's behavior is not unusual for someone with an feve... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 24 years experience
To ER now: Go to the emergency room now. Fever of 105f or higher can be a sign of a very serious illness. Best to be seen asap. Good luck!

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