My 2 year old had a fever of 102.6 yesterday and I took her to urgent care. They said it was just a virus and to keep pumping her up with tylenol and motrin. Well I've been alternating and everything since 9 am yesterday, it spiked to 103.4 in the evening, she had a rough night with the fever still in the 102's, and then today she got a little better. She ate breakfast and even went outside for a while, when she came back in her fever was down to 99.8. She fell asleep on the couch and it's back up to 101.5. I guess I'm asking when will the damn thing finally go away or do I need to go back to the doctor?
My DD, she's 2 1/2, just went through this! I read that a fever is usually a sign of an infection so if the fever persists for more than 2 days to take them to see their doctor. DD wouldn't even take the medication (fever reducers make the child more comfortable but they really aren't needed, especially if the child seems to be doing fine) but the fever went away on its own after two days. I figured if she was sick a third day, we'd take her to see her doctor to see if it was something more serious than a virus. But, the third day she was fine, no fever. Fevers themselves are a sign that your child is fighting something. The fever itself usually isn't cause for concern unless it hits 105. If your little one is still sick tomorrow, I would take her to a walk-in clinic. Maybe there is a bug going around. I think your daughter will be just fine but don't ignore those Mommy Instincts! =)
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Answer by Glowing4Caleb at 1:31 PM on Aug. 13, 2009
is she covered up for her nap?? that might be making her hotter. He fever seems to be going down. You can expect it to go up a down a bit. I personally would not have let her go outside to play after having such a fever the day before. She really needs rest and quiet. Letting her run around may have caused the fever to go back up again. Keep doing what you are doing and try to have her play quietly until the fever has been gone for 24 hours
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