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my daughter (7) has a fever of 39,7. she was fine yesterday. c/o a sore throat, body-ache, headache and she has been sleepy the most of today. her respiratory rate is about 30 r/min and pulse rate is 120 b/min. what should my next steps be?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Management: Please provide fever control with Ibuprofen for children every 6 hours and/or Tylenol for children every 4 hours. The two medications may be used in combination if necessary to control her fever. Her symptoms may be related to a flu infection, COVID-19 or Strep for example and she should be evaluated. Provide fluids to prevent dehydration.
Answered on Mar 31, 2020
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Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Agree with fever control; definitely would be concerned about strep with those symptoms. With no cough, flu & COVID 19 less likely.
Mar 30, 2020

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