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A 27-year-old male asked:

my 4mnth baby has a fever due to a viral throat infection. the dr prescribed panado and nurefen. we just took her temp & it reads 39c. is it serious?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Other symptoms?: A temp of 39 C isn't serious unless there are other symptoms. Is she feeding okay, is she irritable,is she pulling at her ears, is she vomiting or has diarrhea, does she have a rash? Fever is the body's response to infection. Treat your baby's fever with panado and nurefen if she seems uncomfortable. Follow up with doctor if symptoms persist more than 72 hours.

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