Fever 0-3 Months Care Instruction
Fever, 0 to 3 Months: After Your Child's Visit
Your Care Instructions
A fever is a high body temperature. It's one way the body fights illness.
Babies with a fever often have an infection caused by a virus, such as a cold or the flu. Infections caused by bacteria also can cause a fever. A urinary infection and bacterial pneumonia are examples. Babies younger than 3 months should be seen by a doctor anytime they have a fever.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
How can you care for your child at home?
When should you call for help?
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor if: