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what can i do for my baby's fever?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Don't worry: Fever itself is harmless, but it can make a baby feel poorly. Treat it safely with the correct dose of Acetaminophen (past 3 months) or Ibuprofen (past 6 months). For babies less than three months, contact your pediatrician before treating. If your child has a fever and is acting ill even after fever medicine, see the doctor.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Fever reducing meds: Fever is almost always a sign of infection, but whether you should be concerned depends on other factors (height of fever, duration, patient's age and other symptoms). Fever can be treated with Acetaminophen (if > 2 months) or Ibuprofen (if > 6 months) and the dosing is weight-based. Speaking to your physician and knowing when to be concerned and when to treat a fever at home is half the battle.

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What should I do if my baby has fever?

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Dr. Janesta Noland
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: If your baby is under 2 months of age, call your pediatrician immediately for fever over 100.4 (38c). For older babies and children, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen are effective medical treatments for fever. In addition, dressing baby down by removing warm clothes and blankets, or giving a lukewarm bath. Do not use rubbing alcohol as it can cause toxicity. And call your doctor if you are worried.
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How concerned should I be about my baby's fever?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Depends on the age: Any infant under 1 month of age with fever 100.4f(38.0c) should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. If your infant is older, it is wise to at least contact your doctor's office as fever is typically a symptom of a viral or bacterial infection. As an infants' immunity is much lower than an older childs', fever could be a sign that your baby may need treatment to help him/her fight the illness.
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How can I manage my baby's fever?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Acetaminophen: Fever is almost always a sign of infection, but whether you should be concerned depends on other factors (height of fever, duration, patient's age and other symptoms). Fever can be treated with Acetaminophen (if > 2 months) or Ibuprofen (if > 6 months) and the dosing is weight-based. Speaking to your physician and knowing when to be concerned and when to treat a fever at home is half the battle.
Twin Falls, ID
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How can I cope with baby fever?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below : What determines if this is worrisome, depends on the age of the child, how high the fever is, how long the fever has been going on and other associated symptoms in the child like breathing situation, hydration and the child's alertness. Without more info, specific (or even general) recs can not be made here. If concerned, call your doc.
Trenton, NJ
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Does teething in babies cause fever?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Depends who you ask: Large body of literature that states that teething does not cause temperature. However we've all seen children who are teaching and who have a low grade fever. Anything over 100F should be reported to Pediatrician. Also talk to Pediatrician about teething aids (such as chilled teething rings) and OTC analgesics. Also 1st birthday + 1st Dental Examination. Seek out a Pedodontist (Specialist).
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Good point
Jul 1, 2015

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