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when is a fever cause for concern, i.e., trip to the er, for a 2yr old?

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Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
>101: A fever is the body's reprncs to infection. In a 2 year old, up to 100.9 is not an emergency. Children's tyenol or advill can be given and recheck temp in 2-4 hours. A fever of 101 or over sould be investigated by a professional.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How to handle 102 fever in 2 year old

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) +/- see DR.: A normal, healthy, happy toddler who gets a fever of 102 (but no other symptoms) most likely has caught a virus, or a bacterial ear or throat infection. A first step is to give tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, which will lower the fever for a few hours. Then, one decides when to see a doctor (today, tomorrow, or later) depending on how ill the toddler appears. Sick-looking children should a doctor very soon.
A 25-year-old member asked:

Fever for 2year old?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Need more info.: There are so many possible causes for fever. What specifically would you like to know about fever in a 2 year old?
A 27-year-old member asked:

My two year old has a 101 fever at least once a week. This has been going on for about two months. What could be causing it.?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possibilities: A number of possibilities exist. A hidden infection, connective tissue diseases such as lupus, or periodic fever conditions are a few. See your pediatrician. Begin keeping a fever diary while waiting to be seen to see if there is a pattern.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

What's a fever for a 2 year old?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Fever in 2 year old: This could be many things but i would try supportive care (oral tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen, fluid). If no improvement, go see the pediatrician since ear infections are common at this age.
A 36-year-old female asked:

What is considered a fever? And what is a normal temperature for a 2yr old?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
98.6F: Normal temperature varies from 97.6 to 99.2 degrees f. During the day. It's lowest in the morning and highest in late afternoon to early evening. Any temperature above 99.4f would be considered a fever. A temperature over 100.2f would be considered a significant fever.

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