Fever, Age 3 and Younger - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
child's doctor diagnose and treat your child's condition by providing the
- The history of the fever, including:
- When did the fever start? Did it come on
suddenly or increase over several hours?
- Are you able to measure
your child's temperature? How high is the fever?
- Does the child
have any other symptoms?
- Does your child have frequent fevers?
- How often does your child get a
- How long does the fever usually last?
- Has your child had any other health problems during
the past 3 months?
- Has your child been eating, drinking, and
- Has anyone else in your family been
- Is your child in day care? If so, have any other children at
the facility been ill?
- Has your child recently traveled outside the
- Has your child recently had close contact with immigrants
or nonnative people?
- Has your child had any animal or insect bites
(including ticks) in the past 6 weeks?
- Does your child have any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 28, 2010
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