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When should I take my baby to the hospital he has a fever of 100.9?

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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics

In brief: If under 2 mths old

In infants under 2 months old, a fever over 100.
4 rectal is a medical emergency. The child may gave a life threatening illness. After 2 months of age, a fully vaccinated child is more likely to have a routine viral illness than something serious. If your baby us under 2 months old, call your doctor for any abnornal rectal temperatures. Do not trust an ear, skin, or armpit temperature.

In brief: If under 2 mths old

In infants under 2 months old, a fever over 100.
4 rectal is a medical emergency. The child may gave a life threatening illness. After 2 months of age, a fully vaccinated child is more likely to have a routine viral illness than something serious. If your baby us under 2 months old, call your doctor for any abnornal rectal temperatures. Do not trust an ear, skin, or armpit temperature.
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