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103 Fever In 5 Year Old
Depends on symptoms: Does he/she have other symptoms? eating/drinking fluids? Any past medical history or on medications? Has he/she been exposed to others who are ill? A fever of 102 in a healthy 5 year old is generally not dangerous and can be treated with ibuprofen or acetaminophen to make him/her more comfortable. You then may want to call his/her doctor and get a more specific answer, letting them know the above. ...Read more
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Not on the baby!: Topical sunscreen and bug repellant, if used as directed, are a good idea for kids who are active outdoors in the school age range ( 5-18 Yrs) , but children 6 months or younger should stay out of direct sunlight, and should not be exposed to those chemicals until at least a few months later in life ( especially if premature birth, up to 10--12 months ...Read more
Our 6 year old has a fever for 5 days now with headache and body aches. Is a fever of 102 for 5 days unusual?
Needs Exam: It does sound like the flu. Could be a summer enterovirus, or possibly even influenza, it is now November. Push fluids, motrin as needed for headache and body aches. If she has fever in the morning, bring her in for an exam by your pediatrician. After five days, we want to consider alternative diagnoses. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood pressure: is a little high, but not dangerously so, especially in light of critical illness. ...Read more
I'm a 52 yr old F from the Caribbean. At ages 3 to 5 yrs. I had German measles, Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria. What post effects can I expect now?
You would know: Of the three, diphtheria can produce toxins that affect your heart, but you would know that by now. Scarlet fever is just an alternate form of strep throat & only 1/200 develop rheumatic fever, which you would also know by now. German measles is a minor illness in kids of little importance. If anything it made you immune. Only a fetus becomes damaged by this germ, older kids/adults do not.. ...Read more
My 5 year old son having fever in the last 5 days.total platelet count 2.1 lac/cu.mm,ESR 20,SGOT 109.6,CRP 5.65mg/l,wBC 4800.how to manage fever?
Consult: I would suggest making a consult in healthTap or seeing her doctor. More information would be needed to define what she has. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what is causing the fever. If the kid has had his shots & gained protection against most of the nasty diseases of childhood, it is likely a simple illness, often viral. Their brain isn't damaged by simple fever. If the kid is able to keep up with fluid needs & remain playful at times this can often be managed at home. If the kid looks bad, won't drink or scares you, have it evaluated. ...Read more
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See pediatrician: If tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't lower temp by itself w/i hour or so, try alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) with infant's advil every 4 hours and also use luke-warm (tepid) bath to lower temp. Infant should be seen by peds to check for & treat any serious infections or rxn to recent immunization. Keep infant hydrated with plenty of fluids. (be sure to use correct version of tylenol (acetaminophen)/advil for infant's weight/age). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
URI- AIR TRAVEL... !: Most probably viral. But at this temperature, better if travel can be delayed. Upper respiratory infection with inflammation/swelling of throat, nose can cause severe earache while plane taking off and landing, due eustacian tube dysfunction. If possible, have a check up with the child's pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Temp: is he sick? if not that temp is fairly normal. If you need to consult a doctor then perform a virtual consult for further help ...Read more
My 5 yr old son whole body always feel warmer than usual.Thermometer shows 99deg f.Here in india summer now.What should I do?
Most likely normal.: If he is acting normal and has no other symptoms it is normal. If he is still playing eating and drinking well is alert and smiling has a normal skin color, looks well watch his clothing, make sure he is drinking lots of fluid. ...Read more
Fever not enemy!: First, fever does not need "to be treated". It is a symptom, not a disease. Push lots of fluid so child doesn't dehydrate. If very uncomfortable, then can give something to bring fever down, but don't rush to do that if child acitng fine. Higher body temperature helps fight illness - infection fighting cells work better at higher body temps, and germs don't like higher body temps and die - yeah! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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