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Health Tip: When Baby Has a Fever

Health Tip: When Baby Has a Fever

05/07/12

(HealthDay News) -- When a baby has a fever, parents may be unsure if this warrants a call to the pediatrician.

The American Academy of Pediatricians offers these guidelines:

  • You must call your pediatrician immediately if your infant is age 2 months or younger, with a rectal temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
  • Call the doctor if your child is between 3 months and 6 months old with a fever of 101 degrees or higher, or if baby is older than 6 months with a fever of 103 degrees or higher.
  • Except for these cases, judge your child's symptoms and call the doctor if your child has a severe sore throat or earache, cough or a rash.
  • Call the doctor if your child has a fever with diarrhea or vomiting, is very fussy or is sleeping excessively.
  • If a fever persists in a child older than 1 year for longer than 24 hours, even if there are no other symptoms, call the pediatrician.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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