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How to lower a high temperature without using antibiotics? my childs been vomiting all day

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Dr. Craig Uhl
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Cool compresses,: Cool bath, and tylenol (acetaminophen) may prove helpful for temperature control. The most important thing for vomiting is adequate hydration. Depending on age, popsicles are helpful, solids can be deferred as clear fluids are ingested. If unable to drink fluids, and urine output is declining, then going to the er for IV fluids is warranted. Antibiotics are rarely needed in this scenario.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Fever in child: How high is the fever? If over 102-103, reducing it is essential. Luke-warm/cool baths; cool compresses on forehead, chest, groin, armpits. Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) alternating with children's advil (dose accurately according to child's weight) every 4-6 hours. If fever not dropping. See doc or go to er at once. Antibiotics may be required if bacterial infxn.Hydrate with sips of water or pedialyte.

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