My 11 month old baby has been on antibiotics for 10 days for ear infections. Today is the last day of his treatment, but he started to have a fever again this morning. Should I reconsult immediately or wait until it's been 3 days of fever?

38-year-old woman6 years ago
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38-year-old woman · 6 years ago
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Fares Ben Amara · 6 years ago
Hello,
Fares Ben Amara · 6 years ago
Just to clarify, according to a consensus of the hospital Sainte Justine, a child has a fever when it is higher than
Fares Ben Amara · 6 years ago
38.5°C (101.3°F) rectally;
38.0°C (100.4°F) buccally;
37.5°C (99.5°F) axillary.
Fares Ben Amara · 6 years ago
Often, for a child who is less than 11 months old, we are less in a hurry than for a child who is less than 3 months old, especially if there are no signs of complications
However, since your child is on his tenth day of antibiotics and has a fever, I suggest that you go see a doctor within 48 hours. It could be a recurrent ear infection that is resistant to treatment or a bronchial superinfection, for example
If your child does not show any signs of complications: lack of appetite, crying a lot, lethargy, etc., you can make an appointment in a clinic for today or tomorrow, without worrying.
I am putting the link of the Sainte Justine hospital for the recommendations: https://www.chusj.org/getmedia/b5a9f7d7-9983-4d91-92fa-d7f6d79ddeff/depliant_F-853_la-fievre_FR.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf
38-year-old woman · 6 years ago
Thank you very much for your answer it is greatly appreciated. He slept a lot today but his general condition is good despite the fever: eating, drinking, playing. I will go to the walk-in tomorrow.

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