At what temperature should I take my child to the hospital?

At what temperature should I take my child to the 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.

Is 102.7 a high fever?

Normal body temperature is around 98.6°F, though it may fluctuate slightly higher or lower throughout the day. A fever starts with any temperature that reaches 100.4°F or above. A temperature between 100.4°F and 102.2°F is considered a low-grade fever; a temperature above 102.2°F is considered a high fever.

What to do when your child has a fever?

Fluids: Offer plenty of fluids to drink.

  • Sponge bath: Apply a lukewarm sponge bath to help lower your child’s temperature.
  • Dress: Remove unnecessary clothing to make your child feel comfortable.
  • Comfort: Cover with a light sheet,if your child appears chilled.
  • What is considered fever in kids?

    measured orally (in the mouth): 100°F (37.8°C)

  • measured rectally (in the bottom): 100.4°F (38°C)
  • measured in an axillary position (under the arm): 99°F (37.2°C)
  • What is a dangerous fever for a toddler?

    For an adult, a fever may be uncomfortable, but usually isn’t a cause for concern unless it reaches 103 F (39.4 C) or higher. For infants and toddlers, a slightly elevated temperature may indicate a serious infection.

    How to reduce fever in a toddler?

    Giving Ginger Bath: Ginger has powerful antioxidant properties that can effectively kill the bacteria responsible for causing fever in children.

  • Give your Child some Chamomile Tea: Chamomile Tea is the most effective home remedy to get rid of fever in small children.
  • Raisins: Raisins are abundant in anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties.
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