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Should i worry if my 3 year old has a fever of 103.1?

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ace81

Asked by ace81 at 5:12 PM on May. 17, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Yes, Call her doctor asap.
    onethentwins

    Answer by onethentwins at 5:12 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • is tylenol bringing it down? My Dr's will send me home if its 103.5 and sometimes 104 and tell me to alternate fever reducers every 6 hours. Is there any other symptoms?
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:13 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Yes, that's above normal call the doctor and take the baby to urgent care
    ttk2

    Answer by ttk2 at 5:13 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Did it just spike up? If you haven't given meds yet, now is the time.

    give her liquids, a lukewarm bath and watch for other symptoms.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:14 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • People, 103 will not fry her brain yet...geeze. calm down. It takes 107+ and even that isn't guaranteed.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:15 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • He had a fever this morning of almost 102 and motrin brought it down. Then he fell asleep around 2:30 (very odd for him)...slept for 2 hours and when he woke up had this fever. It does appear to be responding to motrin.
    ace81

    Comment by ace81 (original poster) at 5:17 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • yeah..when they first wake up, it will be higher readings. Just keep an eye on him...
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:17 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • thank you all! i will let you know...poor little guy :(
    ace81

    Comment by ace81 (original poster) at 5:19 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • keep him cool and give him motrin. I found some strips that you can stick on your child's forehead to help keep them cool. However, if the fever lasts for a few days with a cough or other symptoms then call the doctor.
    Ms.Maricel

    Answer by Ms.Maricel at 5:21 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Worry? Not Yet.
    Monitor? YES.

    When my 7 year old (first baby) was little I'd always ask my MIL, who has a Early Childhood Education degree, about things like this. She always told me that if the fever gets to be 104+ then you NEED to go to the hospital. Most temperatures that you take orally are still about a degree cooler than the core temperature, especially on young kids.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 5:41 PM on May. 17, 2011

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