Ask the Nurse!

As you guys know, my friend and ER Nurse Jordyn Redwood has been guest posting on my blog about common medical questions that young parents have.  I’m so grateful that she has volunteered to continue posting– I’ve learned so much from her posts!  Even better, Jordyn has asked me if any of my readers have specific questions for her to answer… so, if you have a pressing (or not-so-pressing) question about pediatric medicine, leave it in the comments and I’ll make sure Jordyn gets it.

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  1. This is awesome! I’m wondering when I should panic about fevers… when my son was a baby, it seemed like anytime his fever was above 101, they wanted me to come in, but now (he’s 4), they seem to think even 104 isn’t worrisome. Is there ever a time when fever IS worth a trip to the ER?

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  2. Ear infections. It seems like I’m heading to the doctor every other day when my kids complain of ear pain… and half the time, they don’t have infections. But then, the other day, my 3-year-old was complaining and I ignored it (after 2 false alarms) and her ear drum ruptured. So, I guess my question is this: Is there any sure way to tell at home if it’s really an ear infection or just ear pain? And, does it hurt to just give my kids some motrin and wait it out if I suspect an ear infection?

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