Kids’ Health Partners follows the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics for routine preventive health visits and recommended vaccinations. We feel that the safety and effectiveness of current vaccines is strongly supported by current research. The following is our recommended schedule for immunizations and checkups.
Fever is a very common symptom in children. It is part of your child’s normal response to infections. Fever is defined as axillary (under the arm) temperature of 100.5°F. Oral (mouth) and rectal temperatures are generally a bit higher than axillary temperature. We recommend that you use a digital thermometer, and measure the temperature under the arm or orally first. Rectal temperature is the most accurate method for infants less than two months old. Ear (otic) thermometers are expensive and often inaccurate, so we do not recommend them.
If your child is under 2 months old and has a fever you should call the office or the doctor on call immediately.
Click here to read, download, and/or print information on fever in children, including recommended fever medicine dosages.
Click here to read about dosing for Tylenol and Motrin.
If your child is under the age of 2 please call our office before giving Benadryl.