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How to handle 102 fever in 2 year old
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen) +/- see DR.
A normal, healthy, happy toddler who gets a fever of 102 (but no other symptoms) most likely has caught a virus, or a bacterial ear or throat infection.
A first step is to give tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, which will lower the fever for a few hours. Then, one decides when to see a doctor (today, tomorrow, or later) depending on how ill the toddler appears. Sick-looking children should a doctor very soon.

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen) +/- see DR.
A normal, healthy, happy toddler who gets a fever of 102 (but no other symptoms) most likely has caught a virus, or a bacterial ear or throat infection.
A first step is to give tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, which will lower the fever for a few hours. Then, one decides when to see a doctor (today, tomorrow, or later) depending on how ill the toddler appears. Sick-looking children should a doctor very soon.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. H. William Sepp
Pediatrics
In brief: See your physician.
Fever in children is a very common problem but it can sometimes be a very serious one as well.
Whenever your child has a fever (temp 100.4 and above) you need to take an inventory of what other symptoms the child is showing: runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Most fevers are the result of a viral infection but it can sometimes be difficult to say that with certainty until I have seen a child.

In brief: See your physician.
Fever in children is a very common problem but it can sometimes be a very serious one as well.
Whenever your child has a fever (temp 100.4 and above) you need to take an inventory of what other symptoms the child is showing: runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Most fevers are the result of a viral infection but it can sometimes be difficult to say that with certainty until I have seen a child.
Dr. H. William Sepp
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