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if my child has a temperature of a 102 should i take him to hospital?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Other symptoms...: What age? If < 3 months old, call doc now. If toddler, fever of 102 is not dangerous. I would get more concerned if the child had other symptoms like: breathing difficulty, extreme tiredness (lethargy), dehydration (lots of vomiting and diarrhea without being able to drink), or very stiff neck. If not ill appearing, treating with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen ok. If still unsure, call pediatrician.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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