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Fever 411

A fever is a common indication of an infection. If your baby’s temperature hits one of the numbers below, it’s time to call a doctor. • Your child is younger than 3 months and has a rectal temperature of 100.4˚F or higher. • Your child is older than 3 months, has a temperature of 102˚F...

A fever is a common indication of an infection. If your baby’s temperature hits one of the numbers below, it’s time to call a doctor.
• Your child is younger than 3 months and has a rectal temperature of 100.4˚F or higher.
• Your child is older than 3 months, has a temperature of 102˚F and seems unusually irritable, lethargic or uncomfortable.
• Your child is older than 3 months and has a temperature of 102˚F or higher that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter medication or lasts longer than one day.
Looking for a reliable reading for that tiny noggin?Here are a few tot thermometer options:
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