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Charleston, SC
A 38-year-old male asked about a female:

5-year old with a low grade fever between 101 and 102 for 2 days. cough. healthy appetite. no complaints in terms of throat, etc. should we continue to treat with children's tylenol (acetaminophen) or see doctor?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Give another day : Most likely the child has an upper respiratory viral infection, which resolved in 5-7 days with symptomatic treatment only like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin. If fevers persists beyond a week, child should be examined for any secondary bacterial infection which generally needs antibiotics.
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