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My 2 year old has a fever of 102.4 gave him little cold and fever medicine should I go to the hospital?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Other symptoms?

Fever is over-rated as an indicator of seriousness.
A kid with a 102-3 temp, who is taking fluids well enough to void every 6-8 hours is at low risk for dehydration. If alert and aware, with mild increase in heart rate and breathing, you may do well to wait until your regular doc is available.If excessively sleepy, refusing fluids, or showing other sx suggestive of big problems go now.

In brief: Other symptoms?

Fever is over-rated as an indicator of seriousness.
A kid with a 102-3 temp, who is taking fluids well enough to void every 6-8 hours is at low risk for dehydration. If alert and aware, with mild increase in heart rate and breathing, you may do well to wait until your regular doc is available.If excessively sleepy, refusing fluids, or showing other sx suggestive of big problems go now.
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