Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Fever in Infants
Fever can sometimes be a sign of a dangerous illness.
Does any of the following describe your baby?
He has a high fever (greater than 102 F or 39C).
He is very irritable.
He is very weak or much sleepier than usual.
He has dark red spots on his skin that don't get paler when you press on them.
He is having trouble breathing (breathing very quickly, labored breathing, sucking in around his ribs).
His skin looks pale or bluish.
He is vomiting bloody, black, or green liquid.
His stool is bloody or black.
He has gone more than six hours without a wet diaper.
He is drooling excessively and having a lot of trouble swallowing.