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Toddler Keeps Getting Fevers
See the pediatrician: Toddlers are expected to have common colds each year, the length, severity, and accompanying symptoms determine need for treatment. Your toddler should have an evaluation with their pediatrician to rule out infectious causes that may require treatment. ...Read more
Toddler has cough /low grade fever. He's in great spirits but cough seems like it's getting worse. Is it normal for cough to get worse before better?
Toddler son had fever of 102 for a day and runny noise.Three days later i get mild fever and throwing up a few times.Can this be the same virus?
See the pediatrician: First depends on what you are defining as "high" fever. While the number doesn't dictate diagnosis or therapy, the accompanying symptoms along with fever may provide insight into the reason for the fever. Fatigue, lethargy, inability to tolerate liquids, or if a parent is concerned in any way are some of the reasons to see a doctor immediately. ER/urgent care if your pediatrician isn't available. ...Read more
Agree, but..: While i agree entirely with dr noland, i would like to emphasize her last point. Not all fevers need to be treated. Fever is serving a purpose for your child. Your immune system works better at fighting infection at higher body temperature, and the germs causing the infection, be they viruses, bacteria, etc don't survive as well at higher body temperatures. So unless child very uncomfortable, let them run the temp! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fluids: When toddlers get sick, one of the first things to go can be appetite. The will be fine for a few days without much food. However, they need to have fluids. Push fluid in whatever form they want for a few days, keeping in mind to avoid any caffeine (as that will dull appetite further and dehydrate) and not lots of high sugar drinks (as that can cause diarrhea). Try a milkshake - most kids love! ...Read more
I've got a good grasp on fevers in a toddler. But is there such thing as being too cold? If so, what is considered "too cold"?
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