Is 102 fever high for a baby?

Should I Worry About 102 fever?

Your child was recently immunized and has a temperature above 102° F or a fever for more than 48 hours. You are concerned. If you are uncomfortable with your child’s temperature or illness, call your doctor or nurse practitioner to discuss it.

What do you give a child with a fever of 102?

If your child has a fever and is uncomfortable, you can consider using fever reducers such as acetaminophen (found in Infants’ and Children’s TYLENOL® products) or ibuprofen (found in Infants’ and Children’s MOTRIN® products).

What should I do if my baby has a fever of 102?

For fevers above 102° F (39° C), give an acetaminophen product (such as Tylenol). Another choice is an ibuprofen product (such as Advil) if over 6 months old. Goal of treatment: Bring the temperature down to a comfortable level. Most often, the fever meds lower the fever by 2° to 3° F (1 – 1.5° C).

Is 102 fever too high for teething?

Teething can raise your baby’s body temperature, but only slightly. Any fever over 100.4 F is a sign that your child is probably sick.

What temp is fever for baby?

Your child has a fever if he or she: Has a rectal, ear or temporal artery temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or higher. Has an oral temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) or higher. Has an armpit temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) or higher.

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Is a 102 fever bad?

A fever is a higher-than-normal body temperature, one of the body’s natural responses to infection. A low-grade fever isn‘t usually a cause for concern, but a temperature 102°F and above should be treated.

When should you worry about a baby’s fever?

Fever. If your baby is younger than 3 months old, contact the doctor for any fever. If your baby is 3 to 6 months old and has a temperature up to 102 F (38.9 C) and seems sick or has a temperature higher than 102 F (38.9 C), contact the doctor.

What temp should I take child to hospital?

If his or her temperature is above 100.4 degrees, it is time to call us. For children ages three months to three years, call us if there is a fever of 102 degrees or higher. For all kids three years and older, a fever of 103 degrees or higher means it is time to call Pediatrics East.