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Daughter has had a temp of 101 to 102 all day. Gave her some tylonel, should we go to the dr?

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Dr. Holly Maes
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In brief: How is she acting?

Temperatures are not evil - they actually help immensely in fighting infections, whatever the cause.
If she is acting fine and not complaining of any severe pain, excessive vomiting or lethargic, then let her have the fever and watch her closely. You need to give lots of fluids to prevent dehydration with fever, but otherwise you can safely monitor her a day or two and see if things resolve.

In brief: How is she acting?

Temperatures are not evil - they actually help immensely in fighting infections, whatever the cause.
If she is acting fine and not complaining of any severe pain, excessive vomiting or lethargic, then let her have the fever and watch her closely. You need to give lots of fluids to prevent dehydration with fever, but otherwise you can safely monitor her a day or two and see if things resolve.
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Scott Diede
Agree with Dr. Maes. Just to add, if your child is an infant less than two months old, you need to cell your doctor immediately. Fevers in this age group are managed very differently.
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