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pediatrician said a fever under 3 months old is dangerous and that babies don't always show symptoms. should i check for fever every day to be safe?

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Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Fever: Only if the baby looks or isn't acting right. Lethargic fussy not eating vomiting or diarrhea Should u start checking temp regularly. Hope this helps
Answered on Apr 16, 2015
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Great question: Unless your baby has risk factor for infection (prematurity, or you had Group B Strep while pregnant for example), it is not commonly recommended for routine temperature checks. If your baby feels warm, changes feeding patterns, is excessively sleepy or irritable, recital temperature screening would be wise.
Answered on Apr 16, 2015

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