Late Thursday night (really Friday morning), my three year old daughter woke up vomiting, had a fever of 102.7. I cleaned her up and gave her a fever reducer/antihistmine, and she went back to bed. No vomiting since then (it’s now Sunday), but she has had coughing, sneezing, congestion, runny nose, and has continued to run a fever around 101. I’ve been treating the fever intermittently with Children’s Motrin, and the other symptoms at bedtime with a multi-symptom flu medicine. This morning, her temp was 101.4, and she’s congested. But her mood seems fine. She’s playing and running around like normal. So, here are my questions: If her mood seems fine and she’s active, do I even need to treat the fever? Also, how long should I let this fever go on before I take her to the doctor? (Hubby thinks we should call doc if fever continues through Monday). I’d call her ped with these questions, but it’s so hard to get hold of her on weekends!
Thanks for any advice you have to offer!