When should you worry about your baby’s fever?

Unfortunately, there is no clear answer in those only a few months old.

Pediatrician Perri Klass writes about the gray zone in infants between 1 and 3 months old having fevers right around 100.4 Fahrenheit. There are no strict guidelines in these borderline cases, as both conservative and more aggressive interventions are defensible.

Studies aren’t helpful, as “there’s a tremendous amount of conflicting data about which babies need which tests and treatments.”

It is when babies “age out” of this gray zone that a more concrete approach presents itself.

topics: infant, fever

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