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What can do to keep a fever down or manageable ?

What can do to keep a fever down or manageable ?

Fever: How high is your fever? If 101º or less, wait & watch (depending on what other symptoms you have) if over 101º use tylenol (follow dose directions to prevent liver damage) or NSAID (advil/motrin/etc) if stomach tolerates them; don't use NSAID if on blood thinner like coumadin. If fever continues to go over 101, see pcp to find out cause & be treated. Fever of 103/more should be treated at once. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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My son is 3 and has been pretty sick the last 2 days. His fever has gone down some but he isn't able to keep any food or drinks down. What do I do?

My son is 3 and has been pretty sick the last 2 days. His fever has gone down some but he isn't able to keep any food or drinks down. What do I do?

Have him seen: If your son hasn't been able to hold down any food or drinks for 2 days, he needs to be seen by his pediatrician or family doctor. Children can become dehydrated and get sicker -- better to be cautious, from your description. ...Read more

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What temp is considered fever? If child's temp up to 99.5 for several days (down overnight, up late afternoon). Feeling fine. Should I keep him home?

What temp is considered fever? If child's temp up to 99.5 for several days (down overnight, up late afternoon). Feeling fine. Should I keep him home?

Depends on method: Your child has a fever if: Rectal temperature is over 100.4° F (38.0° C). Oral temperature is over 99.5° F (37.5° C). Axillary (armpit) temperature is over 99.0° F (37.2° C) Ear (tympanic) temperature (taken in the ear) is over 100.4° F (38.0° C) (if set in rectal mode), or > 99.5° F (37.5° C) (if set in oral mode). (Not reliable if your child is less than 6 months old.) Check up to find cause. ...Read more

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My 13 month old has has a fever over 100 for 10+ hrs. At its highest it was 102.7, but I haven't been able to keep it down for any length of time. When do I need to seek medical attention? He's currently not dehydrate

My 13 month old has has a fever over 100  for 10+ hrs. At its highest it was 102.7, but I haven't been able to keep it down for any length of time. When do I need to seek medical attention? He's currently not dehydrate

Fever in 13 month ol: A fever in the 100 range is not serious and is pretty common in young children after 6 months of age, when they have lost all the immunity they got from mom, and then get lots of infection. A single spike up to 102.7 is not concerning, but persistent fever at this level would be. As you guessed, hydration is most important and continuing to eat well, in which case you can continue to just observe. ...Read more

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Not sure if I have a fever, I have no thermometer. But in case i do, what can I do to keep it down? Feel hot, and nauseas and want to just sleep

Not sure if I have a fever, I have no thermometer. But in case i do, what can I do to keep it down? Feel hot, and nauseas and want to just sleep

Fever: If you are running a fever and have other associated symptoms you should definitely see a doctor if you do not get better quickly. If you are still having headaches in association with this perhaps you should see someone immediately. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Vomiting, nausea, low fever for three days and cannot keep food down.

Vomiting, nausea, low fever for three days and cannot keep food down.

3 days too long: 3 days is too long to be vomiting - you need to see your doc tomorrow, or if there is an urgent care center by you tonight. If you have significant abdominal pain of what you are throwing up is bright yellow or green, then you need the er tonight. Most stomach flus you only vomit 12-24 hours - once past that is unusual for stomach virus, and at three days, you certainly need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Got flu b on first pill I took Tylenol can't keep fever down at 103.5 so weak should I take more Tylenol ?

Got flu b on first pill I took Tylenol can't keep fever down at 103.5 so weak should I take more Tylenol 
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103.5: That is a very high and worrying issue. You must contact your doctor immediately! Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Fever, chills, throwing up, cannot keep anything down! what do you suggest?

Fever, chills, throwing up, cannot keep anything down! what do you suggest?

Diet: Drink plenty fluids, avoid dairy products, eat bananas, toasts, rice...If symptoms persist , f/u pmd. ...Read more