don't know what to do

Amanda - posted on 04/11/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




my 13 month old is running a slight temp but feels way hotter than his temp says, hes refused to eat all and didn't really eat much the past few days... i tried everything today he hasn't wanted food at all even anything sweet ( little bribe to eat something ) still nothing and on top of that he has diarrhea.... I have no clue what to do with him


Sarah - posted on 04/11/2016




The temperature you go by is the exact number you read on the thermometer. I advice a rectal temp at this age, as other thermometers are technique dependent. If it has been 3 full days of fever and poor intake, then call you doc. Think about when you don't feel good; do you want to eat? Probably not. Encourage fluids by giving sips of water, ice chips or chopped up popsicle. While it is scary to have a sick kiddo, they generally resolve the symptoms and return to normal in a few days. If he reaches a state of dehydration where his lips and gums are dry, you cannot rouse him at all and he makes dark urine or no tears; call the doctor.

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