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A 24-year-old female asked:

My 5 year old have fever 7 days now is it better to bathe him in cold or luke warm water? he also have the cold. can i give him cold or room temp drin

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
See below: If you are going to bathe, tepid water is best. I would give tylenol, (acetaminophen) also. He should also be seen, if he has had a fever for 7 days. The temperature of the drink is not important.
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