Temperature in a 3 year Old Toddler

Patient : What degree of a temp. should i worry of my 3.5 year old son.
Doctor :   Temperatures above 38°C (100.4°F) rectally are considered as fever. The risk increases when the temperature rises above e 38.9°C( 102°F) for children. You can administer childrens tylenol or advil by the recommended dosage, a sponge bath with warm water will also help reduce the fever. You should also encourage him to drink clear liquids to keep him hydrated. In case the temperature rises above 102°F you should take your son to an Emergency Department for immediate treatment.

Related Q&A

Q: I have a tailors bunion on my right pinky toe. It is extremely painful wearing certain types of shoes. If I choose to...

Q: Children high cholesterol, high lipo A. What type of doctor we should visit and what thype of treatment?

Q: I had my implant removed a week ago i have been very ill when i had it taken out i am still a bit poorly how long unt...

Q: I have peyronies I can stil have erection there is No pain and just the erection is les strong and is swiftly to the ...

Q: Hi I have been suffering from ache and tingling in my left arm. I get weakness and pain in my forearm when trying t...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon

IMAGES ON ASK THE DOCTOR


CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews