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A 27-year-old member asked about a male:

My son has a fever of 100 but has some hives on his face. should i continue to monitor or call his doctor for a sick apt?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: A 100F temperature is considered minor. Hives, although cosmetically unappealing do not by themselves point to a significant event. If the child otherwise spooks you have him seen. Could the hives be a reaction to a new food/drink or relate to the low fever ? If the kid is playful, feeding well & otherwise acting normal you can monitor it for a while to see if it passes.

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