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My three year old has a fever of 101 and diarrhea. Should I be worried?

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Mahek Shah
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pediatrician

Yes, please see your pediatrician or primary care specialist.

In brief: Pediatrician

Yes, please see your pediatrician or primary care specialist.
Mahek Shah
Mahek Shah
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: And what else???

A 3yo is likely to have 3 diarrhea illnesses /yr due to simple viruses & most will be associated with mild 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 has bloody material in the stools, acts tired & whiny most of the time or begins to refuse fluids, the kid should be examined.

In brief: And what else???

A 3yo is likely to have 3 diarrhea illnesses /yr due to simple viruses & most will be associated with mild 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 has bloody material in the stools, acts tired & whiny most of the time or begins to refuse fluids, the kid should be examined.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Mahek Shah
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Please consult your pediatrician and head to the er.

In brief: Yes

Please consult your pediatrician and head to the er.
Mahek Shah
Mahek Shah
Answer assisted by Mahek Shah, Medical Student
Thank
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