A 23-year-old male asked:
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my baby isn't wetting her dippers and has a low temperature and isn't eating normal. her temperature is 96.2 degrees?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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To ER: If your baby stopped urinating, take her to the ER right away. Dehydration kills infants. She may not be eating for reasons like sores in her mouth, teeth pain, sore throat even without a fever. A normal baby should have 5 wet diapers a day at least. Is she drinking at all? Try Ricelyte or pedialyte on from the grocery store while on your way to the ER.
Answered on Feb 6, 2018
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Call your doc: A baby that isn't making wet diapers for a significant time period really needs to be evaluated. The low temperature , if it was measured accurately, is also cause for concern. I recommend calling your pediatrician's on-call service so they can get the full details and help direct you as to whether your baby should go to the ER now or can wait to be seen in the office first thing tomorrow.
Answered on Feb 6, 2018
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Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Age: How old is she? Fever and decrease urine output is much more significant in the very young than in an older child. How is she acting? How is she eating? These are important cues to illness in children.
Answered on Feb 6, 2018

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