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Can there be more than 102 f temperature in babies in case of viral illness.How many days it takes to recover.Is there need antibiotics?
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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If your baby has a fever, you should definitely visit your pediatrician or go to the emergency room for a proper evaluation.
Your baby could have an infection which might need to be treated right away. The severity of the fever does not indicate whether it is caused by a virus or bacteria. The baby may require antibiotics. Get this looked at asap!

In brief: See Dr. now
If your baby has a fever, you should definitely visit your pediatrician or go to the emergency room for a proper evaluation.
Your baby could have an infection which might need to be treated right away. The severity of the fever does not indicate whether it is caused by a virus or bacteria. The baby may require antibiotics. Get this looked at asap!
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Fever as one issue
Fever has its benefits.
Increasing the heart rate so healing blood factors can circulate & increasing breathing to add more oxygen to the self healing process.Minor viruses can push a babies temp to 105 & run their course over a few days. Abx are never helpful for viruses.Seriousness is often evident from changes in activity, willingness to feed, etc.A happy hot baby is serious as a quiet & sad 1.

In brief: Fever as one issue
Fever has its benefits.
Increasing the heart rate so healing blood factors can circulate & increasing breathing to add more oxygen to the self healing process.Minor viruses can push a babies temp to 105 & run their course over a few days. Abx are never helpful for viruses.Seriousness is often evident from changes in activity, willingness to feed, etc.A happy hot baby is serious as a quiet & sad 1.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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