A Baby Fever of 102

A Baby Fever of 102 - Every veteran parent once was very late: Sitting late into the night with a sobbing child, a fever, a cough, whose symptoms seemed to be present out of nowhere or worse when the clock was worn. Like so many parents, we wonder what's done. Call your pediatrician? Go to the emergency room? Wait until morning?
To make matters worse, your custody might make headlines for the latest bugs. A couple of years prior, it was a swine influenza (which, in the event that you and your child have gotten our yearly flu immunization this year, we are secured, together with two or three other more common flu strains). Recently, Ebola and enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) have been the cause of wringing the hands of one of the concerned parents. Luckily, while  Ebola is hazardous, it does not raise noteworthy dangers in the US - and keeping in mind that  EV-D68 disease is more extensive, it could be big virus will not * be a problem for your child.
So whereas you may not be able to really rest around coughing 3 am, you can feel less relax more understand that more probably than the phenomenon your child perceives is associated with seasonal virus common sense in which your child's immune system will eventually take care of itself. However, there is no harm to understanding the difference between a phenomenon requiring travel to a forced room compared to what you can do at home.
It should be remembered that even if not a few practices have contactable doctors who can help you and reply questions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, people who reply may not be the doctors we see regularly, and you may have to wait for someone to answer your call. Rule of thumb: if you are anxious about your baby and your doctor's office is too long to die on you, or if the symptoms worsen, you should not hesitate to go to the emergency room.
Read on for tips to recognize and treat the most common 5  phenomena in children.
A Baby Fever of 102

* Cough

A cough is the most common cold symptoms - and although it may sound horrible, it often is not a sign of something serious. The main cause behind a cough is mucus, which flows into the nose to irritate the element behind the throat.

* / When to monitor it yourself:

• Not rarely  (he coughs persistently and not consistently) and dry. This likely means your child feels a sore throat caused by a cool or sensitivities. Run the humidifier, give your child not the least fluid and wear drops of salt. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that not use coughs and colds if our children are under the age of 6 because studies indicate they are no more effective than placebo in controlling symptoms, and they can lead to harmful side effects.
• Has a "barking" sound. This may indicate croup, which is a viral infection. First, try to cool your baby. Then run the shower and let him smell the steamy air; in 15 to 20 minutes, warm and moist air will help breathe. Sometimes, however, cough barky can last longer to improve. If the steamy air is unsuccessful, contact your doctor because he may need respiratory treatment (aerosol with medication). Humidifier cold mist in baby's room helps; escort her in an upright position, and offer pain relief if she is 6 months or older. Croup can repeat home on the same night, so no worries. Just treat it with the same technique.
• It deals with the flu. That means our child's cough produces mucus and is accompanied by a runny nose and sore throat. Give her salty nose drops if she is too young to pierce her nose; a cold mist humidifier in the nursery and a warm bath helped. One spoon of honey can relieve a cough - but it is safe for our child 1-year-old or older. If you want to try an over-the-counter cough medicine, check with your doctor first.
• It only happens in a certain atmosphere. If your child's cough is dry, does not seem concerned with the flu, and only eat at night or in the morning or when our child is active, it can be a sign of asthma. Keep track of what seems to be a stimulating cough (exercise, cold air, allergies) and create appointments with your doctor.

* / When to call a doctor:

• Equipped with fever (see below). Your baby feels an infection, which can be as mild as flu - or more serious, like the flu.
• Our baby is 4 months or younger. Small babies are more susceptible to infection, and cough is rare in small infants.
It is heavy (hard and fast), dry and comes in a "spell" that can last up to one minute, followed by a whoop voice. Coughing fanatics can even lead to vomiting when spells end. Your child may be suffering from pertussis (or whooping cough), especially if there is a "complaining problem in our community and he has not completed a full vaccine series.
• Coughing and wheezing develop after what appears to be an ordinary flu phenomenon. This may indicate asthma or bronchiolitis. Asthma is rare in minors  2 years, while most problems bronchiolitis is in infants below  1. It's always a good idea to call your doctor if you hear wheezing, especially if there has not been previous asthma diagnosis. Bronchiolitis is often nurtured at home, but again, it's better to touch base with your doctor if he develops a cough with wheezing. Call 911 if your child begins breathing quickly (50 breaths for each moment or more), or if breathing is working and/or the shade of his skin winds up pale or blackish.
• Initially like a cough, runny nose, muscle aches, but now there are breath sounds and breathing is not much harder. These symptoms can show EV-D68, especially if there are problems in your community. Most problems are mild and disappear with periods and rest, but some children are more susceptible to serious illness (especially if they have had asthma or other breathing problems). If we can not reach your doctor's office after hours, and his or her breathing becomes more severe, go to the ER.

*/What else does it need  is known:

If your child is under 4 months of age, cough is rare and can be a sign of something more serious - so not infrequently should be performed a visit to a doctor. And if he seems to be in a constraint or has breathing problems, call medical help immediately.


Sputum often is caused by seasonal viruses that are common and not infrequently accompany coughs or colds. Even if green, our children do not need antibiotics - on the contrary, often show their immune cells against viral infections (which can not be helped with antibiotics), not bacterial infections (which can). Either way, it still deserves a trip to the doctor to check it.

*/When to monitor it yourself:

Our child is overcrowded. Does our child have clear, white, yellow or green mucus, he may have a cold cold. Dampen the air with a humidifier or a cold air evaporator, put on a drop of salt, and encourage him to drink less fluid.

* / When to call a doctor:

• Your child feels a fever or swollen glands. In the event that the nasal or cough bodily fluid is joined by one of these marvels, he/she likely has a bacterial disease that should be treated with anti-infection agents.
• Bloody nose drops. Bloody nasal discharge is often a sign that the nose is irritated, the most common in the cold. But it can also be a sign of other problems, like sinus infections (especially if thick mucus, he feels a mild fever, and he feels pain close to the eyes and nose), foreign objects lodged there, or there is trauma to the nose. If there is not a bit of hemorrhage (more than just bloody tinges in the mucus), it merely comes from one side (especially if it smells rotten), or our child has other phenomena indicating sinus infections (headache, fever, cough, fatigue, sore throat, postnasal drip), your doctor needs to  diagnose and nurture  your child.
What else does it need  is known:
Keep in mind, is not a couple of cases, the bodily fluid joined by blockage is the body's method for battling various contaminations - which implies it is critical to keep an eye on the accompanying phenomenon.


Fever is a temperature above 98.6 degrees (though a healthy body temperature may be slightly different, and your baseline is often only a tenth of a degree below or above). Although fever can be alarming, fortunately the majority can be handled on-premises  - even though the age of our child plays a major role in judging whether you are digging medical care.

*/When to monitor it yourself:

It's generally okay to watch your child if he/she has no other phenomenon (chills, sore throat, earache, diarrhea, etc.) And is :
• 3 to  6 months and feel  fever below 101 degrees
• More than 6 months and has a temperature of 102 degrees or less
In this case, give the appropriate fever-reducing age to relieve discomfort, lukewarm bath, and encourage him to drink less fluid for his age (breast milk, formula milk and baby water after  they are under 1 year old, clear soups and broth, and foods with high water content like fruit or applesauce to  older children) to keep them hydrated.

*/When to call a doctor:

Always contact your doctor if your child:
• 3 months or more youthful and have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher on the grounds that the safe framework has not had any experience battling the contamination (on the off chance that we can not reach your doctor after hours, head to ER)
• 3 to  6 months and have a temperature of 101 degrees or more
• 6 months or younger and a fever of 103 degrees or higher
• Under age  2 years and has felt an increase in ambient temperature  over 24 hours
• Every age  and temperature rise to 104 or 105 degrees
• Has another  phenomenon with fever, such as:
• A sore throat, which can indicate a bacterial infection like streptococcus
• Fever and crying when urinating hunches  urinary drainage infection
• Swollen glands, which can indicate tonsillitis
• Ear pain or attracted to the ear, indicating  an ear infection
• Diarrhea and/or vomiting, which often  means When to the ER:
If your child feels  fever and his / her breath is  very short, dismisses  food, vomiting, impossible crying  healed, difficulty waking up, having a stiff neck or arising purple spots that bruises or rashes he can have a situation  more seriously  meningitis, septicemia or bloodstream infections requiring immediate medical care, so it immediately leads to  the ER.

*/What else does it need  is known:

Great general guideline (which changes relying upon your child's age): Low fever is temperature underneath 102 degrees, direct fever 102-104 degrees, and high fever 104 degrees up.

* Vomiting or Diarrhea

In children, the underlying causes of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea occurring are usually  uncomfortable  (but relatively harmless) viruses (such as rotavirus) that interfere with travel in the digestive drainage, although sometimes it can be food poisoning from salmonella or E coli (especially if  family members  are different have the same phenomenon). In many cases, your top priority is to assure your child does not feel dehydrated - which is more likely if she is younger and especially if she feels vomiting and diarrhea. Signs of dehydration are not classified or urinate at least  (more than six hours without wet diapers in infants, or no mating respectively  4 hours or more in toddlers around wake-up hours and darker urine and a bit), lethargy, dry mouth and more or less (or not) crying when crying. In infants, too look for fussiness or soft place concave in element over head.

*/When to monitor it yourself:

If your child is more than 2 months old and has no other phenomenon (such as severe abdominal pain, high fever (see above), minimize urination, vomiting blood, etc.), watch for signs of dehydration. If younger than 1 year, give oral rehydration fluids (a mixture of water, salt, sugar, and minerals, like Pedialyte); if he is older, offer clear liquids  (water, dilute juice, broth, Jell-O, Pedialyte, popsicle or water).

*/When to call a doctor:

Always contact your doctor if your child:
• Under two months of age and not spitting, because the baby is more susceptible to dehydration
• Appears dehydration and continues to vomiting or diarrhea (she me  sit treated immediately)
• Whether shot or intense spewing - particularly if  is under 3 months - in light of the fact that  this may show  more major issues classified  intestinal blockage
• Vomiting and fever, especially if it is not enough for 6 months, because it may have a more serious infection and is at high risk of dehydration.
• Severe abdominal pain, or abdominal stiffness or bloating, because it may indicate intestinal blockages or other more serious situations
• Have blood in vomit or diarrhea or bile (yellow-green fluid) in her vomit.