fever

When your child has a fever, he is miserable, and you are concerned.  Fever can occasionally mean a serious illness, but most often, it is the body's way to fight off infection.

 

Follow these guidelines for when to contact us if your child has a fever.  If you decide to treat the fever first with acetaminophen or ibuprofen, make sure you visit our dosing charts for the proper dosages by weight.

TREAT

AT HOME

  • No other symptoms are present

  • Child is not complaining of feeling ill

  • Fever does not go over 100.4 for a child younger than 3 months

  • Fever does go above 101 for a child 3-6 months old

  • Fever does not go above 103 for children older than 6 months

CALL

US

  • You think the child needs medical attention

  • The child is younger than 3 months old with a rectal temperature of 100.4  degrees F or higher

  • The child is 3 to 6 months old with a temperature of 101 degrees F or higher or has had any fever for more than one day

  • The child is older than 6 months and younger than a year with a temperature of 103 degrees F  or higher or has had any fever more than one day

  • The child is 1 to 2 years old with a high fever lasting more than 24 hours

  • The child is any age with a temperature of 104 degrees F or higher

  • The soft spot on the child’s skull is bulging

  • The child vomits repeatedly or has severe diarrhea

  • The child has signs of dehydration, such as not wetting diapers, crying without tears, dry mouth or mucous membranes, or sunken soft spot

  • The fever triggers a seizure

  • The child has a fever and a rash

716 592-2832

If after hours, please dial the same number and leave a message with our answering service.  A medical staff member will promptly return your call with further instructions.

CALL

911

  • Is limp or unresponsive

  • Is having trouble breathing

  • Is vomiting and has a headache or a stiff neck

  • Has blue lips or skin

  • Has a seizure

Separating Fever Fact

from Fiction

Click though this slideshow to learn to distinguish the truth from myths about your child's fever. 

CONTACT US

Springville Office

25 E. Main Street, 2nd Floor

Springville, NY  14141

Phone:  716 592-2832

After Hours: 716 559-1733

Fax: 716 592-4452

Office Hours

Monday                      8 am-7:30 pm

Tuesday                      8 am-7:30 pm

Wednesday                8 am-5 pm

Thursday                    8 am-5 pm

Friday                          8 am-5 pm

Saturday                     8 am-12 noon

Sunday & Holidays   Closed

Arcade Office

375 W. Main Street

Arcade, NY  14009

Phone: 716 592-2832

After Hours: 716 559-1733

Fax: 716 592-4452

 

Office Hours

Monday          8 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday          8 am-4:30 pm         

Wednesday    8 am-7:30 pm

Thursday        8 am-4:30 pm

Friday              8 am-4:30 pm

Sat & Sun       Closed

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