When should I take my infant to the ER for a fever?

November 2, 2019 Off By idswater

When should I take my infant to the ER for a fever?

Fever. If your baby is younger than 3 months old, contact the doctor for any fever. If your baby is 3 to 6 months old and has a temperature up to 102 F (38.9 C) and seems sick or has a temperature higher than 102 F (38.9 C), contact the doctor.

Is 102.7 a high fever for a baby?

If his or her temperature is above 100.4 degrees, it is time to call us. For children ages three months to three years, call us if there is a fever of 102 degrees or higher. For all kids three years and older, a fever of 103 degrees or higher means it is time to call Pediatrics East.

What is a dangerously high temperature for a baby?

Fevers above 104° F (40° C) are dangerous. They can cause brain damage. FACT. Fevers with infections don’t cause brain damage.

What should I do if my baby has a fever of 102?

You should contact your infant’s doctor or seek medical treatment if:

  1. your infant under 3 months old develops any elevation in temperature.
  2. your infant between 3–6 months old has a rectal temperature of 102°F (38.9°C) or higher.

Should I let baby sleep with fever?

Again, “the fever is not necessarily the enemy, it’s the underlying process.” Age and medical history, of course, come into play, but “unless your child is a newborn, or has underlying medical conditions, it is OK for them to sleep with a fever,” she maintains.

Can we keep wet cloth on forehead during fever for baby?

Cold Compress – Placing a cool, wet washcloth on your child’s head can draw the fever out and help your baby rest. Fluids – To prevent dehydration and aid the body in cooling itself, give your child plenty of fluids, including water, clear soups, popsicles or yogurt.

What should you do if you have a fever of 103?

Adults. Call your doctor if your temperature is 103 F (39.4 C) or higher. Seek immediate medical attention if any of these signs or symptoms accompanies a fever: Severe headache.