Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Fever

Know when to call the doctor

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(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.

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