A 33-year-old female asked about a 1-year-old male:
my 18 month old son keeps getting a fever as soon as panadol (acetaminophen) wears off its been 3 days he has a dry cough no runny nose dr said there was no infection?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Further workup d5: If your son is still having a fever of 101 degrees F or more for five days, I would suggest a further workup to include a CBC, diff, plts, CRP. Sometimes the findings of pneumonia may be very subtle and a chest radiograph may provide more information. Most likely he has a viral illness which will resolve in the next couple of days.
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Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Need more info...: Fever that persists in a child should be re-evaluated in person by a Pediatrician or at Urgent Care or ED. The source of the fever sounds like it is in the lungs given the cough. It could simply be a virus, but I cannot exclude bacterial causes such as pneumonia without an exam. Fever with the symptoms you describe is certainly evidence of an infection. Viral or bacterial.
3242 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cold: this whole thing could be cold that resolves in 3-5 days. If no vomiting, breathing difficulty or rash, it ok to watch it if he is drinking ok
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Pediatrics 43 years experience
Cough: how high is the fever in todays day and age temp above 100.4 is considered as fever, anything below that the recommendation is not to give any medication
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