Do you take your kid to the dr at the first sign of a fever?
February 7, 2013 at 9:20 AM
I'm not talking about infants but toddlers and older. If their only symptom was a fever (101-102.5) would you take them in or wait it out and treat them with motrin and tylenol? If you did wait it out, how many days would you wait before taking them in?
A fever that low (and that being the only symptom), I don't take them in. My son had a 105.8F fever a few weeks ago, and then I called our out of hours emergency number and asked them if I should take him in. But generally speaking, I wait it out.
No. My kids are 25 and 27 and have never went to the doc for a fever. Guess they've never had a high enough one to warrant a trip. To me, 101-102 isnt high enough that I can't treat it myself. The doc would just do what I'd do myself, anyway.
Any fever they've had has went down on it's own or by using OTC meds.