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A 44-year-old female asked about a female:

My daughter has a cough and fever which is almost to 103. she cant take advil or alleve. i gave her cold meds with tylenol at 8:15 not helping so i gave her a half dose of tylenol before bed just now. i also have her using a wet washcloth what else?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: A teen with high fevers but trouble using antipyretics should be seen to see if antivirals or antibacterials can help resolve symptoms, to avoid more high fevers. It may be the flu, be we can't just label people as having the flu, so a diagnosis is needed. If flu, Tamiflu may help. Adult-sized teens can usually take up to the adult max of 4g Tylenol per day for 2-3 days, but ask her doctor first.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Age and cause: Her age is not indicated, but the source of her fever should be evaluated at her physician’s office. A younger child generally should be seen earlier.
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Last updated Dec 12, 2019


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