September 12, 2006
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Fever
Know when to call the doctor
(HealthDay News) -- If your child has a fever, it's sometimes difficult to decide whether to call a doctor.
According to Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, you should call the pediatrician:
- If your child has a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher and she is younger than three months old.
- If your child's fever has persisted for more than 48 hours.
- If your child will not stop crying, seems very pale, or has mottled skin.
- If your child seems dehydrated and you can't get her to eat or drink.
- If she has significant pain in the ear or elsewhere, or if she has painful urination.