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A 44-year-old member asked:

is this serious? my baby has high temperature but no other symptoms?

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Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics 9 years experience
See your MD: Specially if your baby is less than 3 months old, as the risk of occult infection is high.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Emergency: Any fever in a baby is an emergency. This child needs medical attention today!
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends on age: This varies with the age of the child. Babies under one month of age that have a rectal temp of 101.5 will need a full workup as they are more at risk for an infection related to their birth. Also your babies immunization status is important. Serious infections are more likely in unimmunized kids. Is he feeding well? Does he perk up and smile at you? Are there any contacts with illness?

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