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10 year old has flu b, 8 year old has fever tonight 101.5 no other symptoms. flu starting?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe: It is easily transmitted in saliva and droplets from a cough. Most become sick within 48 hrs of a significant exposure.

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Should I breastfeed if I have a fever?

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What are some alternatives to medication in reducing my baby's fever?

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How concerned should I be about my baby's fever?

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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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Is it dangerous if I have a fever while pregnant?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: A prolonged high fever, esp. In early preg. Can result in risk of damage to the developing infant. How high is too high? Certainly over 104 but i would treat any fever esp. Over 101. This is the reason we discourage hot tube use, over 100 for over 10 min.

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