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What's a "fever" in a 3 year old? ashley♡ 2 kids; Texas 10226 posts
3rd Dec '12

My daughter woke up this morning complaining of a sore throat. I looked down it with a flashlight and it's really red. I gave her some Tylenol at 8:35 and my friend brought a thermometer over at 8:50. Her temperature then was 101.2 under her arm. My friend took her thermometer back home so I have no way of checking her temperature again until her doctor's appointment this afternoon. Anyway, she still felt really hot so I gave her some Motrin at 10:50. What is considered a fever in a 3 year old? I didn't think that was too high of a temp but wanted to make sure. Thanks y'all!

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
3rd Dec '12

101 is a low grade fever
104 is ER worthy

Puff the Magic Dragon! 15 kids; Ontario 14235 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" 101 is a low grade fever 104 is ER worthy"


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Mommy|Of2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Canada 3023 posts
3rd Dec '12

As long as its not 104 then your LO is fine.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
3rd Dec '12

Usually medicate at 102. Hospital at 104.

ashley♡ 2 kids; Texas 10226 posts
3rd Dec '12

Ok thanks ladies!