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8 year old fever

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Rise in temperature: For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and aches go away by themselves. Most people use over-the-counter drugs for relief of such symptoms. If a perso ... Read More

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A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: It is easily transmitted in saliva and droplets from a cough. Most become sick within 48 hrs of a significant exposure.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
FEVER: Fever developing xfew days without any other sx. It can be viral but to be sure why he is sick, see md if in doubt or to have peace of mind.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Day 3 = call the Dr.: Whether or not an 8 year-old with a fever needs to go to the ER depends on if the parent is very worried, and if the child actually has serious sympto ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: A high fever and your son feeling dizzy may just be a virus infection but, i would call your pediatrician.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Your 8 year: Old should stay away from the baby while he's symptomatic, and anyone touching the baby should make sure they wash their hands thoroughly before touch ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunnie Skiles
34 years experience Pediatrics
Fever at night: If this fever just started then it is a normal response of the immune system, most likely to a viral illness. I have always noted that in children sy ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Basics: You list no temperature as information so what you are dealing with is not clear. Most fevers that come & go are from self healing viruses. If a f ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Viral enteritis: probably a small stomach virus. There are many viruses that circulate in the summer. As long as the symptoms are improving, continue with fever reduce ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Likely viral: If she can keep up with her fluid needs, making urine every 6 hrs or more; eat some & play, this is likely something that will self heal. If she i ... Read More
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