- Any infant under two months of age with a fever needs to see the pediatrician immediately.
- An infant over two months of age with fever, irritability, poor feeding or lethargy, you should call to discuss with the doctor or nurse and an appointment as necessary.
Monday's in the office are always busy and one of the most predictable visits will be for a child who has had a fever over the weekend. Fevers and kids are like salt and pepper they just go together. Why they seem to be worse or more frequent over the weekend, I don't know, but the doctor/mother in me thinks it is true. The most frequently asked question is when do I need to see the doctor for a fever?' There is not one simple answer but here are some simple rules of thumb for calling the pediatrician: