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A 31-year-old male asked:

Hi, my son has fever (102 f) for past 24 hours. he is very calm and drinking water and we gave him some kid's tylenol (acetaminophen) 5 ml every 4 hours. is he ok?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Call md: Best to call you pediatrician. Febrile illness can be anything. Good that he is taking fluids but best to get him checked out.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Watchful waiting: If he is calm and happy despite the fever, he may be incubating roseola which is a harmless children's illness affecting children under two. Try controlling the temp as you have, push fluids, and use tepid baths to keep him cool. If however, there is a change in his demeanor over the next day or two see his pediatrician.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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