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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?
Toddler at birthday party today coughed on my 2 month old. Thought it was just his asthma but his mom says he now has a fever of 100.8.I'm breastfeeding but terrified that my baby will get sick. What can I do? What if she gets sick?
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
Viral: Probably a viral illness of some type. There are 100 different viral classes and toddlers are commonly exposed. If fever only, continue to observe and tylenol (acetaminophen) if needed. If he continues to eat or drink just let nature take its own. Viral processes typically last a week. ...Read more
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