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When should you call 911 for a fever in children?

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Call 911, if your child:

  • 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 rash that looks like bruises and the bruises don't go white when pressed
  • Has a seizure

From: Treating Fever in Children WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 9/12/2017

SOURCES:

Family Doctor.org: "Fever in Infants and Children."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Fever in Children (Beyond the Basics.)"

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Family Doctor.org: "Fever in Infants and Children."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Fever in Children (Beyond the Basics.)"

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

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