Is it bad for a baby to have a 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.

How long can a baby stay with fever?

Fevers due to viruses can last for as little as two to three days and sometime as long as two weeks. A fever caused by a bacterial infection may continue until the child is treated with an antibiotic.

What can a fever do to a baby?

Fevers can lead to dehydration if your baby is not drinking well or is vomiting with their illness. Young children can get dehydrated quickly. Symptoms of dehydration may include: crying without tears.

Is 102 fever high for a baby?

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.

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What is viral fever in babies?

A viral fever is any fever that happens as a result of a viral infection. Viruses are tiny germs that spread easily from person to person. When you contract a viral condition, such as a cold or flu, your immune system responds by going into overdrive.

How should I dress my baby with a fever at night?

Treating Your Child’s Fever

  1. Try one layer of lightweight clothing, and one lightweight blanket for sleep.
  2. The room should be comfortable, not too hot or too cool. If the room is hot or stuffy, a fan may help.

How can you tell a fever from teething?

But what if your baby is running a fever? Is it another sign of teething, or could they be sick? 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.

Can a baby have fever when teething?

Teething does not cause fever, diarrhea, diaper rash or runny nose. It does not cause a lot of crying. It does not cause your baby to be more prone to getting sick.