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#1 of 6 Old 01-04-2008, 05:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay...so my daughter was born Oct 17, so about 2.5 months old. She has a fever of 100.4, but otherwise seems fine. She doesnt seem sick at all, isnt really fussy or anything, and I dont really feel that she needs to see a doctor. BUT...everything I have read says a fever of 100.4 or higher in an infant under 3 months is bad and warrants going to the doctor. I am waiting on a call from the nurses, but wanted to ask you mommas in the mean time. Also, if she seems fine and not uncomfortable or anything do I need to give her tylenol to keep her temp down? I dont want to, but if I really should I will...
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I'm sorry your LO is sick. I wouldn't take her to the doctor just yet. My general rule for a very young baby is 102+ sees a doctor. I also wouldn't give her Tylenol unless she seems uncomfortable.
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My ped said anything 100.5 is very dangerous for an infant....so I would bring your LO in since it is so close.

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My dd had about the same temp at 3 mo and my doc said just tylenol and if it doesnt go down or it raises to or around 101 take her in. I would just wait until your nurse calls back. Im sure everything is fine because if it were to serious your nurse would have called back in minutes!!

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How is your LO now? My doc said NO to tylenol as they wanted to see if it did get too high as it might say something is wrong. I guess every doc is different. I hope your LO is better now.

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Just wanted to say that Lorien is fine. Her temp went up, and then back down rather quickly with no tylenol (thank goodness, I hate that stuff...) and all is well. I think it was just a little teething fever. I am certain she is teething, and she didnt seem sick otherwise...so. Thanks for the help ladies.

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