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Sick toddler...wait til Monday or go to the ER?

So my daughter (2 in dec) has had a fever of 102.8 for 3 days, and possibly longer. Off and on definitely for the past two weeks...diahhrea for 2 weeks and her pee smells extra strong. Her cheeks are red and shes a little rashy. Minor cough. Is drinking and eating okay, acting OK. Just tired, and extra needy(which would be expected) She has thrown up a couple times. Like day 1 of the first fever spell, and yesterday. Nothing too too bad. I just thought she over exerted herself.

But this fever wont break no matter what I do recently and its making me nervous.... Ive tried swapping baby tylenol and advil, and a cool bath.... Should I bring her to the ER?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:14 PM on May. 15, 2010 in Health

Answers (9)
  • i would never allow her to have a fever for long. and if she has a fever a cool bath is not good. a luke warm bath maybe but a cool one could send her into shock. take her to the ER right away or a walk in clinic. she needs to see someone. fever for a long period of time could be very hard on her body and brain.
    good luck!

    Answer by Preggydyke at 6:23 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • i meant luke warmbath!! and ok.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:25 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • Can you just call your doctor's office and talk to the oncall person?

    Answer by kjrn79 at 6:36 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • i would take her in to see someone now. diarrhea for 2 weeks is not normal, with or without a fever. if her pee is smelling strong, she's either dehydrated, or has an infection. Either one of those can cause a fever, and need to be treated right away.

    Answer by inkydorei at 7:06 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • Could she have a UTI? I'd take her to the er so they can at least check to make sure she doesn't need to be on antibiotics. If she's had a fever for that long her body might be trying to fight some sort of infection.

    Answer by Kimposible at 7:55 PM on May. 15, 2010

  • Seriously, you need to take your child like a week ago. Don't sit here and wait for answers, take your dd to the ER, NOW.

    Answer by goldilocks70 at 12:03 AM on May. 16, 2010

  • i think this has gone on too long but now that it has u nd 2 take your child to the ER for treatment of dehydration.she is most probably having increasingly concentrated urine, less frequent urination, her skin tents(when u pull up a bit of skin on her hand it stays up lk a tent rather then going back in place immediately),has hot, dry skin plus fever.
    i would take he NOW since she at least needs some iv fluids to treat the symptoms & make her more comfortable.
    she needs to b checked out for a uti too. this could b many things but u need to hv the symptoms treated esp. dehydration in such a young child. many other things r important but this can b serious.
    call yr pediatricians on call number & talk to whoever is oncall.usually an RN can answer your questions and gv u more definative answers for yr ??s.A 2 year old with a fever +++needs to b seen in the office ON the 3rd day if not improving. At least call& talk on day 1.

    Answer by emily1234 at 1:59 AM on May. 16, 2010

  • Go to the ER now. She is your child. No one elses. Don't let others decide about your child's well being. You are her/his Mother. You are a Lion. You protect your cub no matter what. Don't ever doubt yourself. You develope an inner instict when you become a mom. No one knows better than you. High fever, runny bowels, for more then a day. It is the weekend you go to the ER.You put your mind at ease, and you don't want them to become dehydrated.

    Answer by Sunshine007775 at 2:14 AM on May. 16, 2010

  • OP== Any updates on how she is?? Did u take her to the ER???

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 AM on May. 16, 2010

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