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A 37-year-old male asked:

Our 3 yr old daughter started complaining about tooth and year ache 8 hours back and has a fever of 100.9. should we take her to emergency? meds?

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: If a 3 year-old is otherwise healthy, and then gets and ear ache, sore throat, cold symptoms, or a toothache, she can usually take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain and/or fever. If she behaves very ill or is acting strangely, then the er can evaluate her. If she behaves fairly normally after tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, then her doctor might recommend just getting seen in the office the next day.
Dr. Ted Poczatek
Dentistry 18 years experience
OTC Meds: Some children her age could still be having a tooth erupting into the mouth, if that is not the cause then she may have a cavity in a tooth. You can try giving children's pain medication to see if that helps and get an appointment in the morning.
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 33 years experience
Tooth and ear: Recommend a visit to pediatrician to evaluate for ear infection.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See pediatrician: See, pediatrician if pain persists. Many childhood infections begin in the oral cavity resulting in referred ear pain. No need to rush to er. Use Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen to control pain and fever.

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