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A 32-year-old female asked:

1 year old with fever, refusing water or breastfeed. struggle to keep cool in heatwave with fan on, dabbing with damp rag. have given calpol and 2nd lukewarm bath. thermometer unreliable readings but back, tummy, forehead, back of neck burning hot ?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Provide Motrin: Please provide children’s Motrin and Tylenol and then see a pediatrician to rule out a serious infection. Please provide fluids to keep the baby well hydrated.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
To ER: A temperature that does not respond to Calprol after 1.5 hours can be worrying. Call the child's doctor or take him/her to the ER, to find out what is going on.

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