Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if your child has a fever

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babies who have fever should be seen by

a health care provider immediately fever

and a newborn less than a month is

always an emergency a baby less than

three months if the fever is still

pretty concerning so we're gonna want to

see that child as well but when talking

about fevers in older kids dr. tena

Arden says a rising number on the

thermometer isn't usually an emergency

at least initially parents can feel

comfortable watching their children for

up to three days as long as they're

hydrating and otherwise acting well they

may see another child with 101 fever who

hasn't been drinking all day and hasn't

used the restroom all day and that's

more concerning to me she says hydration

is important when your child has a fever

because the high temperature causes the

body to lose fluids when you are

treating fever the goal is not to get

your temperature down to a normal

temperature it really is just again make

the patient or the child feel more

comfortable dr. Arden says

over-the-counter medications can

sometimes help but check with your

provider first for the Mayo Clinic News

Network I'm Jason Allen