A member asked:

8 month old baby. has a fever of 39.3 since noon. responsive and not constantly crying. panting and runny nose. what to do?

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Depends: Most infants that age will get 3-5 febrile illnesses/yr usually do to self healing viruses. primary care is based on assuring enough fluids that they stay hydrated (pee every 6-8 hr), and have simple nutrition to support healing. Anti-fever meds are an option based more on how the kid feels than amount of fever. If the kids behavior spooks you have the kid seen.

Answered 8/26/2019



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