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Mailing Address:

3328 Jenkins Rd, Suite 200

Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: (423) 825-4040

Fax: (423) 825-4043

 

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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Sick Walk Ins:

8:30am - 9:00am

 

Emergency Sick:

(Saturday am by appointment only)

 

Fever

A fever in a child is usually good in helping the body fight off an illness. It stimulates the immune system and infections do not grow well in elevated temperatures.


In infants, the best means of checking a fever is rectally and in older children by mouth.
Infants who are less than 6 weeks and have a temperature of 100.4 or more are considered to have a fever and need to be seen immediately, either in the office or at Children’s Hospital Emergency Room.


Children who are 6 months or older and have a fever of less than 104 can receive Tylenol (Acetaminophen) and Motrin (Ibuprofen) alternating every 4 hours. If the fever remains over 103 with medicine or if the child looks sick even when the fever comes down, then an appointment should be made. Also, if fever lasts more than 3 days, the child should be seen.

 

Things to do at home to help with fever:

Most fevers resolve within 2-3 days without antibiotics but as always, if you have any concerns call the office.