A 48-year-old member asked:
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my 5 year old has been having a fever for 1 1/2 weeks, what is best to give him?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Time for visit: Rather than a symptomatic treatment for fever, a visit to define a possible treatable primary or secondary infection would be reasonable.
Answered on Dec 17, 2013

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See MD: 5 days is significant, and at 7 a child can get dehydrated very quickly. Hydrate and see an md.
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Fever: After two weeks its time to go to the pediatrician to find out whats causing the fever. He may have developed a secondary infection to the rsv.

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