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Pleasanton, CA
A 39-year-old female asked:

5 year old fever, 102, barely responding (101.4 after 3 hrs in meds) to children's advil (ibuprofen) - should i wake him for a dose during the night?

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Dr. Helle Lukk
Family Medicine 41 years experience
TAKE HIM TO ER NOW!!: A 5 yo with a temp that is high, not responding to meds and lethargic needs to be seen right now. Take him/her to the er now.
Last updated Oct 29, 2016


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