I brought dd to the doctor's this morning for the fact that ds1, age 7, was diagnosed with strep throat earlier this week. This morning, upon waking, she had a fever of 101.8. And while I know that it is unusual for babies under the age of 1 to contract strep, I wanted to rule this out before their office closed for the weekend and we were left with the ER as an only option. (Thankfully, the strep test was negative) Now, while I believe fevers can be scarey, I firmly believe that a fever is one of our bodies' best defenses to fighting off infection. But I guess I was really surprised when the doctor said "You don't need to call unless the fever reaches above 104." Just 7 years ago when ds1 was going through his first year, the rule of thumb was to always call with any fever over 101. Has the tolerance level changed? Because I was so shocked, I thought I might come here and find out what other mothers/fathers are told in regards to calling about fevers? When do your doctors want you to call?
Thanks in advance!