My baby is 4 months she has a high fever and when i carry he she cries a lot like if something hurts her im scared she might have denque cause she has mosquito bites can you tell me what to do
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Pediatrics 21 years experience
Fevers : Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. Since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness.
"red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are:
-fevers that last 5 days or more
-fevers persistently above 104f orally
-a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake
-vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration
-a purple rash, esp on the legs
-any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint
since she is crying as if something is hurting her, you should call her doctor and have her seen. As always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor.
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