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What to do about my daughters high fever she is still drinking milk but is running a high fever. she's 13 months took her to doctor last night?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Good news/bad news: The good news is you had your daughter seen & they didn't find a terrible problem. The bad news is that many viral illnesses will have fever as part of their natural course & meds may not alter the fever. The fever is not destructive, it is a sign the body recognizes illness & speeds up it's metabolism to fight it. I would concentrate more on assuring good fluid intake to avoid dehydration.

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Last updated Apr 28, 2013

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