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11 month old fever of 102.5, very runny nose, and slight cough, also not sleeping well. Should I take him to see a doctor or can I treat this at home?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends
Fever in an 11mo can be triggered by a number of problems.
A 102.5 is not much different than a 103 or 101 in predicting the need for a visit.Fever slows germ reproduction. If your child takes fluids well enough to wet diapers every 6hrs & has happy moments , home care is ok for now.Declining fluid intake, increasing passivity or fussing, or that mommy button going off in your head, get it checked.

In brief: Depends
Fever in an 11mo can be triggered by a number of problems.
A 102.5 is not much different than a 103 or 101 in predicting the need for a visit.Fever slows germ reproduction. If your child takes fluids well enough to wet diapers every 6hrs & has happy moments , home care is ok for now.Declining fluid intake, increasing passivity or fussing, or that mommy button going off in your head, get it checked.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Julio Pajaro
Pediatrics
In brief: See your PCP
Fever alone is not a reason to worry.
Children tolerate fevers well. If on the other hand your child is listless, irritable, refusing to eat, having trouble sleeping, or behaving in unusual way then you should seek medical care. Your pcp is the best place to start. Most fevers in children are caused by viral infections so don't be too surprised if he /she just recommends antipyretics (tylenol.).

In brief: See your PCP
Fever alone is not a reason to worry.
Children tolerate fevers well. If on the other hand your child is listless, irritable, refusing to eat, having trouble sleeping, or behaving in unusual way then you should seek medical care. Your pcp is the best place to start. Most fevers in children are caused by viral infections so don't be too surprised if he /she just recommends antipyretics (tylenol.).
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