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My 15month old has a fever that has been getting higher all day now at 103 gave him a cold bath not helping. Take him to the doctors? Any suggestions?

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JaymieZ

Asked by JaymieZ at 3:48 PM on Feb. 17, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Get him to the ER now! Children that young can't take a fever that high like adults can.
    meandrphoto

    Answer by meandrphoto at 3:49 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • Take him to the emergency room.
    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 3:50 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • banging head into wall

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 3:50 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • Yep ER! From there they will give meds. He could have the flu which is going around. Its a nasty one too. My dd was almost hospitalized over it. Even if you got a flu shot it doesnt seem to matter. Its a different strain then they planned for.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 3:51 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • That's silly. Do not rush him to the ER. Fevers are not bad things. It just means he is fighting something. Let his body fight it and build up immunity to things. Don't be quick to fill him with meds. Little kids can take high temps. Just don't let it go on for more than four days. To make you feel better you can call the doctor but he will just say keep the child hydrated.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:51 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • Call the pediatrician talk to them this afternoon or bring him in. If his fever is 103 now, it will probably climb tonight, so you should get some instruction from the doctor.
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 3:53 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • ~*Advil*~ is what I give my kids... reduces fever... but call the "Advice Nurse" through your insurance

    If you are anyhting like me, $30 co-pay for each doctor visit and $500 for the E.R. ... rushing there isn't a HAPPY THOUGHT??? But calling the advice nurse is almost always free!!!
    MommaClark3

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 3:54 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • Are you serious?  OP google temps and talk to your kids Dr.  That's absolutely ridiculous.  Sometimes I can't even believe the advice given on this site.  Look up what high temps can do to your kids.

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 3:54 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • lol I cant believe people are saying take him to the ER. Babies temps are normally high anyway. 103 is not too cncerning, he is just working to fight off something right now. Luke warm baths and some ibuprofein should help him just fine. Plenty of liquids/. When his temp reaches 105-106 then you can take him in. Until then, they are just going to do the same thing you could do at home.
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 4:00 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • first of all the COLD bath was not a good idea if he already had a fever. it could have likely spiked just because of that. if you give them a bath when feverish, always give them LUKEWARM baths, get them dried/dressed quickly so they dont catch a chill. just because you submerge a feverish child into cold water does not mean theyre body temperature will drop!

    second, 103 is high but it depends how long its been up, if it is not breaking with alternated motrin/tylenol and how much fluids he is taking in. the best thing to do now is to keep him hydrated and keep an eye on that fever. i would call the doctors office and ask them what THEY think before taking him to a germ-infested ER that will make him sit for hours and probably send him home.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 4:08 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

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