How high is too high for a fever in a 2 year old?


According to Seattle Children’s Hospital, a doctor should be consulted immediately if a child's temperature exceeds 103 degrees Fahrenheit and is not reduced within two hours of taking fever medication. In addition, parents should note other symptoms that occur.

Seattle Children's also recommends checking with a doctor if a 2-year-old has a rectal, ear or temporal artery temperature above 100.4 degrees or an armpit temperature of 99 degrees and if the fever lasts for 24 hours. WebMD points out that fevers are often beneficial, because they are an indication that the body's immune system is at work. Fevers alone do not indicate the degree of illness. A child with a simple cold sometimes has a fever of 104 degrees, but a serious infection occasionally shows no fever.

Q&A Related to "How high is too high for a fever in a 2 year..."
Anything over 100 is cause for concern, anything over 102 is cause for serious concern, anything over 106 is a medical emergency.
If your 2 yr-old has a fever of 102.2 F or higher, call your
There is no "right answer" for this question. A child can have a "low" fever (i.e 100 or 101°F) and other accompanying symptoms suggesting a life-threatening
Not Medical Advice. Medical attention is recommended if the fever is higher than 39.5 C (103 F).
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