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My 13 month old has a fever..how high is too high?

Anonymous
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I read online that the official fever in babies starts at 100.4. I am not sure if babies over a year are included?
I took her rectal temperature and it is 102.3, but her whole body is shockingly hot.
She had her shots 2 days ago and has a bad double ear infection that she is taking antibiotics for. The doctor said that he was concerned that staff could start growing within her ear and referred her to a specialist, who she sees in a week and a half.
I don't have a car and can not get ahold of anyone at this hour or I would be at the ER right now. I gave her infant ibuprofen and am nursing her. Anything else I can do? I am freaking a bit!
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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jb0520
by Platinum Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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Put a cold washcloth on the back of her neck to start

Why did she get shots at the same time as her ear infection
jb0520
by Platinum Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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Also you can always call a nurse in call our the er for Advice
Ricanmami88
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Get an ambulance
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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Lukewarm bath and only dress her in diaper and tshirt/onsie. Keep nursing her so she doesn't dehydrate.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:13 PM
He gave her one and decided to spread them out. So *shot. He wants her to come back in next week for the 2nd.


Quoting jb0520:

Put a cold washcloth on the back of her neck to start



Why did she get shots at the same time as her ear infection

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Rectal temp is always 1 degree higher than actual temp and under armpit is 1 degree lower. Try some cool compress dress in light clothing. You can also try getting some cotton balls and rubbing some rubbing alcohol on her it can sometimes bring temps down. I hope she feels better soon.
Buggy979
by Platinum Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Tylenol then motrin. Do not put her in a bath. She isn't that hot. Just take all heavy clothing off but a light shirt and diaper. No blankets. Keep get hydrated. Is she I'm antibiotics for the ear infection? Oops just read that she is.
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jb0520
by Platinum Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Never ever get vaccinations when a child is sick. There's a reason they do them at well visit check up.


Quoting Anonymous:

He gave her one and decided to spread them out. So *shot. He wants her to come back in next week for the 2nd.




Quoting jb0520:

Put a cold washcloth on the back of her neck to start





Why did she get shots at the same time as her ear infection


PinkButterfly66
by Emerald Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:15 PM

In the future, delay any vaccine if she is sick, even with a cold.  

Quoting Anonymous:

He gave her one and decided to spread them out. So *shot. He wants her to come back in next week for the 2nd.


Quoting jb0520:

Put a cold washcloth on the back of her neck to start



Why did she get shots at the same time as her ear infection


JamieBue38
by on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:16 PM
If it is just a cold 104 is high but she's reacting to the shots. Go see a doctor now.
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