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3yr old has fever 38.8 to 39.8 degrees c for last 17hrs. tired, appetite reduced, night cough.stomach sore but no a poo for 1day. see a doc or wait?

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Dr. Oscar Novick answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Fever: Fever in your child can cause dehydration which can harden the stool causing constipation. Therefore, it is important to push fluids exclusive of milk. If the cough and fever persist, see your doctor

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Michelle Karten answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

If child looks sick: ...see a physician soon. If you treat the fever with ibuprofen or acetaminophen (there are online calculations to check the right dose for weight), and your child looks better, then it is usually OK to wait a few days. If your child looks sicker, is not drinking well, is having a significant cough with difficulty breathing, then see physician very soon.

Answered 9/28/2016

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