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My 7 month old has a temperature 104 for 3 days medicine wears off and it comes back?

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Not unusual: Fever is a key aspect of how we fight infections- microbes don't survive at high temperature ; our white blood cells work better.Drugs to reduce fever help one feel better temporarily but prolong infections! let the fever run its course unless it gets really high (above 105) or baby miserable.Keep your baby well-hydrated. See doc if persists.See http://www.Pamf.Org/children/common/fever/ ; comment.
Answered on Dec 27, 2013
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
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It is not unusual for a high temp. to persist for several days- this might be influenza. It is probably viral so antibiotics won't help, but if your baby seems distresed take to your doc to rule out ear or other bacterial infections. No need to treat fever per se but if baby seems very uncomfortable can try to reduce. My favorite treatment for this is homeopathy. See http://bit.ly/1hGv3sB
Dec 26, 2013

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