Is 39 fever high for a baby?
The number on the thermometer cannot tell you what is causing the fever or how sick your child is. Your child’s normal body temperature is around 37 degrees Celsius. Your child has a mild fever if their temperature is higher than 38 degrees Celsius. A high fever usually means more than 39 degrees Celsius.
What should I do if my baby has a fever of 39?
What to do if your child has a high temperature
- give them plenty of fluids.
- look out for signs of dehydration.
- give them food if they want it.
- check on your child regularly during the night.
- keep them at home.
- give them paracetamol if they’re distressed or unwell.
- get medical advice if you’re worried about your child.
Is 38.9 a high temperature for a baby?
Fever. If your baby is younger than 3 months old, contact the doctor for any fever. If your baby is 3 to 6 months old and has a temperature up to 102 F (38.9 C) and seems sick or has a temperature higher than 102 F (38.9 C), contact the doctor.
At what temperature is dangerous for a baby?
Fever is one way your baby’s body works to fight off colds. Even so, a fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher in a baby who’s under 2 or 3 months old warrants a call to the doctor. You should also call your doctor if your older baby, between 3 and 6 months, has a fever of 101°F (39°C) or higher.
What temp should I take child to hospital?
If his or her temperature is above 100.4 degrees, it is time to call us. For children ages three months to three years, call us if there is a fever of 102 degrees or higher. For all kids three years and older, a fever of 103 degrees or higher means it is time to call Pediatrics East.
Should I let my child sleep with a fever?
Again, “the fever is not necessarily the enemy, it’s the underlying process.” Age and medical history, of course, come into play, but “unless your child is a newborn, or has underlying medical conditions, it is OK for them to sleep with a fever,” she maintains.
Is 39 degree a fever?
A high temperature is usually considered to be 38C or above. This is sometimes called a fever. Many things can cause a high temperature, but it’s usually caused by your body fighting an infection.
When should I take my 9 month old to the hospital for a fever?
Talk to your child’s provider or go to the emergency room when:
- Your child does not act alert or more comfortable when their fever goes down.
- Fever symptoms come back after they had gone away.
- The child does not make tears when crying.
- Your child does not have wet diapers or has not urinated in the past 8 hours.