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A 31-year-old female asked about a male:

My son has a fever of 103 and i'm having a hard time with breaking it. i have given motrin and rotated with tylenol (acetaminophen). what could this be?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Many possibilities: A broad range of agents, both viral or bacterial, will generate fever in a normal person.The fever is protective, increases blood flow and access to the blood cells that fight infection If the fever persists in spite of proper dosing of ibuprofen or acetaminophen, then that is just the nature of the illness.Encourage cool fluids and other comfort measures until and after the kid is evaluated.
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