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A 32-year-old female asked:

My 11 month old has a fever, temp around 38.5 , goes down than came back up. he is still sleeping but drinking breastmilk. not fussy..do we need to take him to dr?

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Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 8 years experience
Depends: Fever alone can be difficult to interpret. How long has the fever been, are there other symptoms, is the child immunized, is anyone around him sick? These and other questions can help a doctor clarify what is happening. If you would like, you can sign up for a free video visit via HealthTap to have your child evaluated. For patients outside the US we cannot prescribe but only give medical advice.
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