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A 27-year-old female asked about a male:

My son has been sick for 4 days he has a fever of 104.5 rectally after giving him tylonal and a warm bath/ cold cloth on face&neck should i be worried?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Probably not: 104.5 is not dangerously high. 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 may help someone feel better temporarily but prolong infections! don't treat a fever just because it's there but ok to treat if he's miserable. This is almost certainly a virus (perhaps the flu). See comment for more:.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
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Western medicine has little to offer in terms of treating flu and other viral infections. Make sure he gets plenty of water. I've had tremendous success using homeopathy for such illnesses. See http://bit.ly/1e95rED & http://bit.ly/1br6xpo if he has signs of a bacterial infection (like an ear infection, or severe sore throat with few other symptoms) or does not improve in a few days see your doc.
Mar 4, 2014
Last updated Mar 6, 2014


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