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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
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
3 year old has a fever and very hyper and talkative. Saying odd things as well. Nothing crazy but just odd. What could this be? No other symptoms.
Hallucinations: Likely from high fever but needs an assessment. All the best. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
My 3 year old boy has been having fever that comes and goes. It normally lasts about a week and happens once in a month. He has no other symptoms.
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.
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
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
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?
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 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
-vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to eat/drink, or dehydration
-a purple rash, esp on the legs
-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
My almost 3year old daughter has recurring high fever (104.5) every few weeks or so with no other symtopms., last for 4-7 days. Dr has no answer?
Peds rheumatologist: The most likely cause of recurring fever in children is infection. Kids in daycare for the first time will often get repeated viral infections. If she has already seen a pediatric infectious disease specialist and no likely infection found, your next stop should be a pediatric rheumatologist. We specialize in autoimmune and autoinflammatory disease diagnosis and treatment: pfapa, fmf, traps, etc. ...Read more
And what else???: A 3yo is likely to have many illnesses /yr due to simple viruses & most will be associated with mild to moderate fever. If the kid is playful most of the time & taking fluids well enough to pee every 6 hours you may be able to handle it at home. If the kid acts tired & whiny most of the time or begins to refuse fluids, the kid should be examined. ...Read more
My 3 year old girl is having 100.5 fever only is it normal to have only fever and not any other symptom and what should I give her?
My 3 year old was up for 3 hrs in the night with a101.3 fever, complaining that his head hurt, but seems normal throughout the morning.
nasalcrom, benadryl (diphenhydramine): Nasalcrom spray and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are also acceptable otc meds for this age. Children are much less often sedated by Benadryl (diphenhydramine) than adults, and sometimes it is more effective than claritin, zyrtec or allegra. Nasalcrom works best if given before a known exposure, like visiting grandma's cat. It also works if used regularly over time, but most little ones balk when you spray their noses. ...Read more
My 3 year old as diarrhoea (very green) think they may be a little blood, fever, and a cough any thoughts in worried?
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