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How to treat a fever of 103 in 1 year old

How to treat a fever of 103 in 1 year old

Fever not enemy!: First, fever does not need "to be treated". It is a symptom, not a disease. Push lots of fluid so child doesn't dehydrate. If very uncomfortable, then can give something to bring fever down, but don't rush to do that if child acitng fine. Higher body temperature helps fight illness - infection fighting cells work better at higher body temps, and germs don't like higher body temps and die - yeah! ...Read more

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After I gave birth to my second child, every one or two months I will have a fever. Is this normal? My second child now is 1 year old.

After I gave birth to my second child, every one or two months I will have a fever. Is this normal? My second child now is 1 year old.

Fever: I dont believe the fever has any relationship with your pregnancy and delivery.You should check with your doctor and see him/her when you are running fever. ...Read more

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Marie is 1 year old. Has chest confession. X Ray was negative. Dr. Told us that they treat symptoms but not fever. Is that right? Said Tylenol (acetaminophen) ok.

Marie is 1 year old. Has chest confession. X Ray was negative. Dr. Told us that they treat symptoms but not fever. Is that right? Said Tylenol (acetaminophen) ok.

Confusing wording: It appears you had your child seen, proper testing was done, but no prescription meds were needed. Tylenol (acetaminophen) has some value for the discomfort of a kid when sick.It can also help with fever, but mild fevers do not need treatment. ...Read more

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What is the cause for recurrent fevers in a one year old?

What is the cause for recurrent fevers in a one year old?

Variable: The average 1yo is expected to get 5-7 respiratory viruses /yr and 2-3 diarrhea viruses/yr. These are often set apart buy periods of weeks of good health. A chronic on /off fever lasting days to weeks is usually a sign of a significant problem & needs a full evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Baby is one year old fever is 105,1 what to do to reduce it?

Baby is one year old fever is 105,1 what to do to reduce it?

ER/Ped/UC: Give the baby 1 tsp of acetaminophen per 20 pounds of body weight and take the baby to an ER, pediatrician or urgent care center. A fever of 105 in that young a child needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My one year old daughter have 40 ° fever since 24 hours.What can I do?

My one year old daughter have 40 ° fever since 24 hours.What can I do?

See doctor : Most fevers are of viral origin but bacterial infections also cause high fevers. The pediatrician should evaluate a child with a fever of 40 degrees. ...Read more

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My one year old has a fever due to teething how long can I expect this to last?

My one year old has a fever due to teething how long can I expect this to last?

Consult Pediatrician: You do not mention how high a fever. Most dentists agree that teething does not cause a fever. Parents may disagree. Regardless, especially in a one year old, you should call your own pediatrician and discuss the issue. ...Read more

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My baby one year old . She have full cold & cough little bit fever also. What medication is safe to give?

My baby one year old . She have full cold & cough little bit fever also. What medication is safe to give?

URI: Take her in the washroom and let her inhale the steam of a hot shower. At night let her sleep with a vaporizer. Raise her mattress so she is sleeping on an angle. Use salt water nose drops at least four times a day. Rub vaporub on her chest at night. I would not use juice because the sugars may cause diarrhea to add to her discomfort. ...Read more

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Should i take my one year old to the dr if he has a fever, is breathing kind of fast and hard and is coughing?

Should i take my one year old to the dr if he has a fever, is breathing kind of fast and hard and is coughing?

Please seek: Please seek emergency care immediately as it sounds based on your description that he is in respiratory distress. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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My one year old has thrown up once a week for four weeks. She has no fever or other symptoms. I eliminated dairy and it didn't help. What can it be?

My one year old has thrown up once a week for four weeks.  She has no fever or other symptoms.  I eliminated dairy and it didn't help.  What can it be?

Do not Worry: Kids often throw up when they do not like something or do not want to eat.This sounds behavioral to me.But throwing up once a week , i would not do much of anything except clean up. ...Read more

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What is considered high fever on a one year old?

What is considered high fever on a one year old?

100.4 F = 38 C: Check out http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2007/0615/p1805.Html. We tolerate higher temperatures in older children who don't appear "toxic". But younger children bear more involved evaluation since their immune systems aren't mature & they haven't received complete set of vaccinations. However, even healthy appearing children w/102.2 f = 39 c need further evaluation. Btw these temperatures are rectal. ...Read more

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My one year old has had a fever of 40.1 celcius(100.4 farenheit) for an hour. Should we take him to the emergency?

Fever: Sn er visit is not necesary. First you want to make your baby as comfortable as possible. Make sure the baby is well hydrated, and if the fever surpasses 101f, you can give a dose of infant acetaminophen. If you are unable to control the fever this way, i recommend consulting with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to get rid of a fever in a one year old child?

What are some natural ways to get rid of a fever in a one year old child?

Fever in Children: Please learn the following by heart. A fever in a child is nothing to just tolerate. It is imperative to find the reason for the fever; it is imperative to treat the cause of the fever; it is imperative to keep the child hydrated and to keep the fever down with children's Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen). But finding the reason for the fever is paramount. ...Read more

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What is the highest fever can one year old baby get before going to the hospital?

What is the highest fever can one year old baby get before going to the hospital?

Fever not the issue: A trip to the hospital, should be done in consultation with your physicians office.Fever is a sign of beneficial natural response to illness, not the enemy.Any 1yo may run 103-105 in response to simple illness, but the temp is less important than other kid signs. Lethargy, refusal of fluids, inactivity are more worrisome.The kid with 103 that smiles, feeds & plays is less so.Call the service first. ...Read more

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If my one year old has a fever from a virus....What do I do....What kind of medicine do she need?

Keep her comfortable: The most important thing to know about fevers is that they are rarely harmful. They can cause a lot of discomfort though. Our bodies create fevers to inhibit reproduction of viruses and bacteria. Fever also makes our muscles ache and we alternate feeling cold or hot. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can help reduce fever but may not get rid of the fever. An ice pack on the neck can also help. ...Read more

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My one year old son has a fever of 102. This is his second day and it hasn't gone down. It dropped a little after cool baths. Fever reducer is not working. What should I do?

My one year old son has a fever of 102. This is his second day and it hasn't gone down. It dropped a little after cool baths. Fever reducer is not working. What should I do?

Fever not enemy!: First, fever does not need 'to be treated'. It is a symptom, not a disease. Push lots of fluid so child doesn't dehydrate. If very uncomfortable, then can give something to bring fever down, but don't rush to do that if child acitng fine. Higher body temperature helps fight illness - infection fighting cells work better at higher body temps, and germs don't like higher body temps and die - yeah! ...Read more

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My one year old has a cold and has had RSV in his last but he has had a fever for two weeks now ranging from 100-101what should I do?

My one year old has a cold and has had RSV in his last but he has had a fever for two weeks now ranging from 100-101what should I do?

Fever: After two weeks its time to go to the pediatrician to find out whats causing the fever. He may have developed a secondary infection to the rsv. ...Read more

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My two year old has a fever ranged from 103-101 Advil drops the fever and he has no other symptoms.He does have two bug bites on his back that showed up this morning. My one year old does not have a fever and my two year old acts just fine he has been eat

My two year old has a fever ranged from 103-101 Advil drops the fever and he has no other symptoms.He does have two bug bites on his back that showed up this morning. My one year old does not have a fever and my two year old acts just fine he has been eat

He should be fine!: Mosquito borne disease usually has an incubation period a bit longer than you mentioned. He is also doing well overall without painful and/or swollen joints; sore muscles/aching tendons; extensive skin rashes; tiredness;headaches and swollen lymph nodes. Put 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bug bites or apply cool compresses. Oral antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 2.5ml could be offerred at night. ...Read more

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My one year old has swollen eye leaking clear fluid, runny nose, loss of appetite, and 103 degree fever. What could be causing things?

My one year old has swollen eye leaking clear fluid, runny nose, loss of appetite, and 103 degree fever. What could be causing things?

May have an : Eye infection on top of a viral illness that needs immediate attention .Please call your pediatrician for appointment as soon as possible! in meantime , fever control and offer liquids. ...Read more