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Should I seek medical care for a child with a fever?

A healthcare provider should be contacted for:
  • Any infant younger than 3 months with a fever (100.4º F or higher)
  • Any child younger than 2 years with a high fever (103˚ F or higher)
  • Any child or infant who has a febrile seizure

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