When Your Child Runs a Fever – Sharecare
Dr. Tanya shares her expert advice on Sharecare by answering some common questions about children running fevers. Visit each question below on Sharecare for complete answers.
When should I call the doctor about my child’s fever?
The definition of fever for each age does vary slightly among pediatricians, but you can read some general guidelines regarding fevers on Sharecare.
How should I take my newborn’s temperature?
Rectal temperatures are the most accurate and preferred method in newborns. Although the idea may seem uncomfortable to you, it won’t hurt your baby. For further instructions visit Sharecare.
Should I give my child medicine for a fever?
Check with your pediatrician before giving your newborn any fever-reducing medication. For extended information about newborns with fevers read the full answer by Dr. Tanya on Sharecare.
Although many parents sometimes notice that their child “feels warm” or “has a low-grade fever,” teething does not actually cause a true fever. Dr. Tanya compares teething and fevers on Sharecare.