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

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
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 11:31 PM
Your welcome! Let know know what they say!

Also, Please consider a new Dr. I think he was very wrong for giving her a vaccine with an ear infection


Quoting Anonymous:

I called and am waiting on a call back. Thanks!




Quoting jb0520:

Also you can always call a nurse in call our the er for Advice


Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Wrong. But thanks.


Quoting Anonymous:

Incorrect. If it's bacterial a fever is bad. Bacteria change the body's temp to reach it's need and at a certain temp starts causing seizures. If it's viral then a 100 or even 101 could be the body fighting infection, but that doesn't mean that NO fever is too high or this is a good thing. Please go do some research. If this baby has an ear infection then it is bacterial. So she needs to keep her body temp down before it gets bad enough to cause seizures and brain damage.




Quoting Anonymous:

Fever is a good thing. Please don't listen to all this crap. It's a natural reaction and no fever is too high. If you call the doctor now, they will tell you the same thing.


stickyfingers
by Platinum Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:32 PM
How old is she!?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:33 PM
Ok. Not arguing with you.


Quoting RandiBear:

 


A fever is, yes...but there IS such a thing as a fever being too high. Experience speaks.


Quoting Anonymous:

No. Ask your doctor next time you go. Fever is a natural response.



Quoting RandiBear:


 



Really? No fever is too high?



Quoting Anonymous:

Fever is a good thing. Please don't listen to all this crap. It's a natural reaction and no fever is too high. If you call the doctor now, they will tell you the same thing.


 



 





 


wolfybaby
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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you are cheating your children of their bodys natural ability to fight illness. 103 is not high. its not unsafe. its not dangerous. it will not cause brain damage. 106 will not cause brain damage. 107+ will start to cause damage because it is unnatural for the body to allow itself to go that high and there is something majorly wrong [and its incredibly rare for that to happen anyways].


you need to re-educate yourself on modern information about fevers and why you should not treat them regardless of the number, unless your child is acting abnormal.

Quoting Allisonc7910:

Quoting RandiBear:



Really? No fever is too high?


Quoting Anonymous:Fever is a good thing. Please don't listen to all this crap. It's a natural reaction and no fever is too high. If you call the doctor now, they will tell you the same thing.








Wrong, high fevers above 103 need to come down. Plus why make your child suffer. I'd let my child have a 101 tops, then I treat it.


GigantaursMommy
by MrsAwesomePants on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:34 PM

You got her vaccinated while she already had an ear infection? She shouldn't have gotten any shots fi she was ill!

stickyfingers
by Platinum Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:34 PM
OMG I am in school for medical assisting. She needs to be seen right away. You don't know what the fuck you are talking about.

Quoting wolfybaby:

you are cheating your children of their bodys natural ability to fight illness. 103 is not high. its not unsafe. its not dangerous. it will not cause brain damage. 106 will not cause brain damage. 107+ will start to cause damage because it is unnatural for the body to allow itself to go that high and there is something majorly wrong [and its incredibly rare for that to happen anyways].


you need to re-educate yourself on modern information about fevers and why you should not treat them regardless of the number, unless your child is acting abnormal.

Quoting Allisonc7910:

Quoting RandiBear:




Really? No fever is too high?



Quoting Anonymous:Fever is a good thing. Please don't listen to all this crap. It's a natural reaction and no fever is too high. If you call the doctor now, they will tell you the same thing.












Wrong, high fevers above 103 need to come down. Plus why make your child suffer. I'd let my child have a 101 tops, then I treat it.


Logan_Bellasmom
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:35 PM

READ THE DAMN TITLE! I swear

Quoting stickyfingers:

How old is she!?


Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:37 PM
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A fever of 101.3 DOESNT not need to be seen she took it rectally that means minus one degree. Also medical assisting means does not make you a nurse or a dr. I am a medical assistant who worked in a pedis office. So you have no idea what you are talking about lol

Quoting stickyfingers:

OMG I am in school for medical assisting. She needs to be seen right away. You don't know what the fuck you are talking about.

Quoting wolfybaby:

you are cheating your children of their bodys natural ability to fight illness. 103 is not high. its not unsafe. its not dangerous. it will not cause brain damage. 106 will not cause brain damage. 107+ will start to cause damage because it is unnatural for the body to allow itself to go that high and there is something majorly wrong [and its incredibly rare for that to happen anyways].


you need to re-educate yourself on modern information about fevers and why you should not treat them regardless of the number, unless your child is acting abnormal.

Quoting Allisonc7910:

Quoting RandiBear:




Really? No fever is too high?



Quoting Anonymous:Fever is a good thing. Please don't listen to all this crap. It's a natural reaction and no fever is too high. If you call the doctor now, they will tell you the same thing.












Wrong, high fevers above 103 need to come down. Plus why make your child suffer. I'd let my child have a 101 tops, then I treat it.



wolfybaby
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:37 PM

she needs to be seen for a 102 fever? a 103 fever? what kind of medical school are you going to? that is incredibly overbearing and paranoid.

Quoting stickyfingers:

OMG I am in school for medical assisting. She needs to be seen right away. You don't know what the fuck you are talking about.

Quoting wolfybaby:

you are cheating your children of their bodys natural ability to fight illness. 103 is not high. its not unsafe. its not dangerous. it will not cause brain damage. 106 will not cause brain damage. 107+ will start to cause damage because it is unnatural for the body to allow itself to go that high and there is something majorly wrong [and its incredibly rare for that to happen anyways].


you need to re-educate yourself on modern information about fevers and why you should not treat them regardless of the number, unless your child is acting abnormal.

Quoting Allisonc7910:

Quoting RandiBear:




Really? No fever is too high?



Quoting Anonymous:Fever is a good thing. Please don't listen to all this crap. It's a natural reaction and no fever is too high. If you call the doctor now, they will tell you the same thing.












Wrong, high fevers above 103 need to come down. Plus why make your child suffer. I'd let my child have a 101 tops, then I treat it.



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