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My 6yo has a temp and is complaining she is very cold. iv givin her paracetamol. any thing else to keep her comfy over night? dr app tomoro

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Dr. Mahmood Khichi
Pediatric Critical Care 31 years experience
Control the fever: You can alternate the paracetamol with Ibuprofen every three hours so that the child will get a dose of fever medication every 3 hours (paracetamol every 6 hours, and Ibuprofen every six hours. Please make sure you give appropriate dose of Ibuprofen which is 10mg/kg/dose. If the fever persists or gets high > 102' f you can also use wet sponges to the head and limbs. See your doc in morning.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Happy is key: Anything that makes her feel good is the way to go. If she likes a bath, start one. Something warm to drink or cool on her head or body may do the trick. If she's cold dress her warmly, too hot take something off. If she sweats through something she is wearing change into dry clothing. If the paracetamol is not doing the trick try Ibuprofen then stick with which one works. Hope she's better soon.

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