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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 = elevated body temperature (can be ...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

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How many days should a 3 year old child have a fever before you really worry?

What else?: If a 3 yr old has fever it is generally a viral illness, but in order to be certain it would be necessary to know what other symptoms are present. If the baby has localized complaints these are best handled by a family doctor or pediatrician. If not, if fever is around more than 5-7 days, a similar visit would also be appropriate, if only to calm parents concerns. ...Read more

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My 3 year old woke up with fever this morning no other symptoms what could it be?

Fever without signs: Moe than likely a viral illness. At this time of year viral illnesses are rampant. If after 24-36 hours he is still febrile, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What can I give my 3 year old son who has a fever and it won't go down with medicine?

What can I give my 3 year old son who has a fever and it won't go down with medicine?

Treat for comfort...: Fever is the body's response 2 infection or inflammation. It is unnecessary to bring your child's temperature down. Lukewarm water baths may helpful. Use acetominophen or Ibuprofen 2 help relieve aches + pains connected w illness. Call your doctor right away if your child has fever w severe headache, is irritable, has a rash, has burning when urinating, blood in stool, or vomiting, is dehydrated. ...Read more

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When taking a 3 year old child's temperature for a fever, what is the most accurate way?

When taking a 3 year old child's temperature for a fever, what is the most accurate way?

Rectal: The rectal method gives the most reliable, accurate reading — which is why doctors often recommend it for babies under 3 months of age, when a correct reading is crucial. However at age 3 a good quality digital thermometer, thermoscan(forehead), or ear thermometer would provide a very good evaluation of body temp and since the precise temp is not critical at this age, i would not recommend rectal. ...Read more

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My 3year old kid has constipation. Medicines don't work. How can I help him? He doesn't want to eat, has fever and has no power.

My 3year old kid has constipation. Medicines don't work. How can I help him? He doesn't want to eat, has fever and has no power.

Doctor Time: More information is needed here. For example, how high is the fever? What medicines has he had? It is questionable whether constipation really is the cause of the fever.He sounds like he may be dehydrated. And may have an infection. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 3 year old boy body feels steamingly hot yet his temp 37.3 no fever ?

My 3 year old boy body feels steamingly hot yet his temp 37.3 no fever ?

Warm, but no fever: Its common for a child to feel warm but when you take their temperature, they don't have a fever. Certain areas of the body have increased blood flow which can make them feel warmer. Also, if the ambient temperature is cool or your hands are cold, the child's skin will subjectively feel warmer. There's always a chance the thermometer is faulty, so you can try taking the temp with another one! ...Read more

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What could cause a fever with no other symptoms in my 9 months old and my 3 year old?

What could cause a fever with no other symptoms in my 9 months old and my 3 year old?

Depends...: Despite understanding your concern of unexplained fever in your children, this actually is all but impossible to answer without a physical examination and perhaps even labwork. This a medical quandary that most pediatricians face daily, hence your pediatrician would be the best resource to reckon with this dilemma. There is an explanation for the fever--but w/o further input, it is but a guess. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has 101.7 fever since tonight. Would it be safe for him to travel by plane (3h) and train (3h) tomorrow morning, to go on holiday?

My 3 year old son has 101.7 fever since tonight. Would it be safe for him to travel by plane (3h) and train (3h) tomorrow morning, to go on holiday?

Fever: The answer to travel with fever depends on the cause. If the child has not been evaluated by a doctor for this fever, then there is no way to ensure the safety during a trip. It is important to know the source of the fever. ...Read more

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Why does my 3 year old get fevers so frequently? I have a 3 year old daughter. She frequently has a fever ever once a month, for 3days or so. I took her plenty of times to the dr. And all he tells me is to give her fever medicine. He cheacks her for an ea

Why does my 3 year old get fevers so frequently? I have a 3 year old daughter. She frequently has a fever ever once a month, for 3days or so. I took her plenty of times to the dr. And all he tells me is to give her fever medicine. He cheacks her for an ea

Fevers : Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. A perfectly healthy child can have up to 10 colds/viral infections a winter - that's more than once a month! since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness. "red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are: -fevers that last 5 days or more -fevers persistently above 104f orally -a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake -difficulty breathing -vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to eat/drink, or dehydration -a purple rash, esp on the legs -stiff neck -any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint as always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more