A 34-year-old female asked:
my son is 6 years old. has had a fever for two days now fluctuating between 38 - 39.5 degrees. not eating drinking bare minimum. sleeping 98% of the time. bodily pains. gp says his ok to manage at home but i am concerned that he might need hospitiliz?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: Hospital care would only be needed if the situation required treatments like IV fluids and or IV antibiotics that could not be given at home. If/when your doctor decides that is what is needed, it should be the next step. Kids handle illness better when surrounded by what is familiar/comforting. Hourly vital signs & checks by a nurse often disturb a kid more than the illness.
Answered on May 26, 2019
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