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when is a fever high enough to take my eleven month old into the dr?

Her fever is 101.9 I'm just getting a little worried.

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Asked by samantha21385 at 9:16 PM on Sep. 16, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My doctor says anything over 100.1

    Answer by kaylan010 at 9:18 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • A fever isn't a bad thing. It means the baby's body is fighting whatever it attacking. It it stays high or gets higher then call the dr in the morning.

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:18 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • i'v always been told 101 or 100.1 i would call and get him check out always better to be safe than sry

    Answer by amommyslife03 at 9:24 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • I'ave always been told 101. I took my daughter in at 102 and she had a bladder infection.

    Answer by jojolicious220 at 9:31 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • I always took mine in if it got to 101. if it was on weekend or middle of the night, i gave them cool baths and tried to keep temp down.

    Answer by violetz at 9:38 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • I was always told 102 with babies

    Answer by -LovingMamma- at 9:43 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Look at the whole child. How is baby acting? Inconsolable, can't sleep, screaming, or just fussy and needing to be held?  With an 11 mo old I wouldn't call the Dr unless it was over 103, or if baby was inconsolable.

    There is nothing dangerous about a fever.


    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:45 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • From Baby 411:

    Priority One: Needs Immediate Evaluation and Treatment -NOW:
    age 6 months to one year:
    1. A fever of 104 deserves a phone call 2. fever lasting more than 3 days 3. new fever after recent illness 4. no obvious symptoms of viral infection (cough, runny nose, etc.) 5. fussy mood/inconsolable 6. petechiae rash (you'll have to google that one)

    Priority Two is only for 3-6 month olds

    Priority Three
    age 6 months to one year
    1. Obvious symptoms of a virus (cough, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea), you can probably manage the infection without a dr.'s visit.

    After 6 months of age, it's not the degree of the fever that is concerning, it's what the baby looks like....If baby still looks sick after taking a fever reducing medicine, it's time to call the doctor.

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:35 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • My doctor said once it reaches 102, but I would just call and talk to the nurse, if you're worried about it. I hope your baby feels. Better soon!

    Answer by GingerMom33 at 10:50 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • My pedi says if it hits 102 bring him in whenever reasonable (meaning not a trip to the er, but the next available appointment). If it hits 104 and you cant get it down after tylenol and other treatments, trip to the ER.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 12:41 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

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