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A 46-year-old female asked about a male:

My 12 year old son has a fever of 102 for going on two days with no other symptoms, should i wait it out or have him see his doctor?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Most kids by age 12 can verbalize any unseen symptoms, so you are at least know more about their illness.If a kid can maintain his normal activity level, feed well & has no focal complaints like a sore throat, you can probably wait it out. Many of these are self healing viral illnesses.If he has focal complaints like ear pain, sore throat, painful cough, etc.and seems puny...schedule a visit

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Last updated Mar 8, 2019

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