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Fairfield, CT
A 32-year-old female asked:

abx needed? 3 1/2 year old with 3 day fever spiking to 104 at nighttime s/p croup and subsequent otitis media. when to start abx?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
When warrented: Fever by itself is not an indication for abx. Persistence of fever is an indication for a review of the history, thorough exam & testing if indicated. When evaluation finds a treatable condition, abx can be selected based on the agents suited for that finding and started immediately.

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Last updated Mar 14, 2019

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