Baby is abnormally hot and you’re not sure what to do. Is it a fever, or is the summer heat? Before you grab the thermometer and come back to find out.
Fever is a symptom, not a disease. It is a normal response to infections. It helps to fight infections by turning on the body’s immune system. Most fevers with viral illnesses last 2-3 days and are not harmful to children.
Young babies with fever need to be seen RIGHT AWAY, so contact your Paediatrician !
In older children
In fevers > 102F / 39C (taken rectally)
A good rule of thumb is to contact your Paediatrician if your child is
If the fever is higher than 104F (40C) or one that lasts more than 2days