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when should I take my child to the doctor for a fever

A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
See doctor: Several viruses can cause fever with skin rash, and any child with fever and rash should be seen by a doctor, preferably the child's pediatrician. Mos ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The ear needs examined to determine therapy that is proper.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Why either ?: The symptoms mentioned are common to kids & usually represent self healing gut viruses. As long as they can make pee every 6-8 hrs, rest & tak ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Seizure: A 4 month old having seizures can be very serious. You need to go see a pediatric neurologist immediately.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Review : Review the symptoms of Lyme disease and discuss prophylactic doses of antibiotics with your physician.
A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bronchitis: You might consider taking him tomthe er to make sure he doesnt have pneumonia.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Wert
Dr. Mark Wert answered
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Earache-wait?: Hard question. Pain is your body's way of saying that ain't right. Generally i would say two days, you should be seen. Barring obvious signs of ser ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Observe: If no other symptoms , you can observe for now.Low grade is. Temp of 100.4.Below that is not a fever.You can give tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed.To ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Younger children can tolerate fairly high fevers; i would be concerned anytime the cause of the fever is uncertain. Otherwise temps up to 104 can occu ... Read More
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