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When a 3year old has a fever what should I do ?

When a 3year old has a fever what should I do ?

Fever: Fever is the bodies way of fighting infection. Keep your child comfortable offer plenty of liquids and tyelenol or Ibuprofen to help keep the temperature down. Fever lasting longer than 5 days or fever > 104 would require immediate attention as would fever with headache and vomiting. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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What should I do if my 3 year old has a fever of 103.1?

What should I do if my 3 year old has a fever of 103.1?

Call your doctor: While temps of 103 are usually viral, you should call your pediatrician to discuss the signs and symptoms. It could be an ear infection, pneumonia, lyme disease and many other infections. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a fever of 101.2 after being outside all day. Should i worry? What can I do to help her.

My 3 year old has a fever of 101.2 after being outside all day. Should i worry? What can I do to help her.

Fever: If it is summer in your locality, make sure that the fever is not from dehydration. If she is not uncomfortable/restless, try not to give a fever reducer unless her temperature continues to rise but instead urge her to drink lots of fluids. Recheck her temperature every 4 hrs. In colder climates, fever is caused by infection ; if persistent after 24 hrs with added symptoms, bring her to thedoctor. ...Read more

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My 3-year old refuses to take any medication for high fever. What should I do?

My 3-year old refuses to take any medication for high fever. What should I do?

Supportive care: Warm bath, push fluids, consider Acetaminophen suppository rectally. Fever can reduce activity and create more water loss but otherwise is the body's way of engaging in attack. Supportive care can help to keep your child safer and feeling a little better. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a fever and throat hurts what medicine should I give him?

My 3 year old has a fever and throat hurts what medicine should I give him?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): For symptomatic relief- tylenol (acetaminophen). But see your pediatrician in am to make sure he does not need antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a fever. His hands, feet and lips are cold should I take him to the hospital??

Fever: Bring his fever down first. The cold hands, feet and lips are from the central temperature being elevated. Fever is the body's natural way of showing that we are fighting infections. If he still has concerning symptoms after you reduce the fever, then to the ER. ...Read more

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3year old with random fever spikes to 103 over past 3 days and no other symptoms except extremely tired when fever hits. What could cause this?

3year old with random fever spikes to 103 over past 3 days and no other symptoms except extremely tired when fever hits. What could cause this?

Fever: Fever tends to make us all feel icky.Children tend to lay about when they have fever -so your child's behavior is not unusual for someone with an fever.Our bodies mount a fever as part of our immune response. It is the body's way of trying to handle infections. Make sure that your child is staying hydrated, and follow up with their pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do when a 3 year old child has a fever of a 106?

What to do when a 3 year old child has a fever of a 106?

To ER now: Go to the emergency room now. Fever of 105f or higher can be a sign of a very serious illness. Best to be seen asap. Good luck! ...Read more

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At what point should a 3 year old child be medicated for a fever?

At what point should a 3 year old child be medicated for a fever?

Why?: Generally it is unnecessary to medicate to suppress fever, since fever probably has beneficial effects in fighting the cause. You try to reduce body temperatures only when they are making the person or child patently uncomfortable or it is creating stresses on an already compromised system (not likely in a child), or it reaches levels which are injurious to the central nervous system. ...Read more