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The ParentMD Guide to Baby Fevers

A fever is an increase in your baby's body temperature. Fevers are a symptom of something else happening in the body, not the illness itself. A fever is the body's natural way to signal and help fight off infection and is generally not harmful.

However, a rectal temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit and higher could be very dangerous in infants 0-3 months and needs to be addressed with your pediatrician immediately.

With a ParentMD membership, you can access more information on infant fevers immediately such as:

  • What causes a fever
  • How and when to treat a fever
  • When do I call the doctor
  • How to properly take my baby's temperature
  • and more!

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  • watch a video on the topic in one of our video courses with great information from a practicing pediatrician.
  • read information in our specific Parent Survival Guide on fever

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