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My 19 months old daughter has 102.9 fever in arm pit but cold hand and feet. What could be a reason? Is it serious?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Needs evaluation

Not knowing if your child is immunized or not, this could be a number of problems, both infectious and inflammatory.
The long list includes a virus, bloodstream infection, ear infection, sinus infection, pneumonia, meningitis, or simply a viral cold. Have your baby examined by her pediatrician! If she is not immunized the chances of a serious infection are much higher.

In brief: Needs evaluation

Not knowing if your child is immunized or not, this could be a number of problems, both infectious and inflammatory.
The long list includes a virus, bloodstream infection, ear infection, sinus infection, pneumonia, meningitis, or simply a viral cold. Have your baby examined by her pediatrician! If she is not immunized the chances of a serious infection are much higher.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Could be serious

A fever of this magnitude is significant.
The cold hands and feet suggests that her circulation may be bad. This can happen in serious illnesses. See your doctor or take her to emergency now.

In brief: Could be serious

A fever of this magnitude is significant.
The cold hands and feet suggests that her circulation may be bad. This can happen in serious illnesses. See your doctor or take her to emergency now.
Dr. Aaron Roland
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics

In brief: Fever in child

Peripheral perfusion in both newborns and infants can exhibit poor core temp control when very ill.
The core temperature (mouth, inner ear, rectum) are the most reliable, but if any temp is too high or low, that can be an indicator of a significant infection. It is important to find the source ASAP, so please go to an ER immediately to have your child examined and treated for best results

In brief: Fever in child

Peripheral perfusion in both newborns and infants can exhibit poor core temp control when very ill.
The core temperature (mouth, inner ear, rectum) are the most reliable, but if any temp is too high or low, that can be an indicator of a significant infection. It is important to find the source ASAP, so please go to an ER immediately to have your child examined and treated for best results
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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