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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
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?
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
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
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
My 10 year old has 102 temp... What do I do he has been seen by the dr. Fever coming and going for 3 days now. Highest was yesterday morning of 103... He is being treated for bronchitis.. Can't seem to keep the fever down... What can I do? Does he ne
I have fever of 102.1, can't keep anything down, whole body aches and have giant pressure on my head. What should I fo?
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
Got flu b on first pill I took Tylenol can't keep fever down at 103.5 so weak should I take more Tylenol
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
Diet: Drink plenty fluids, avoid dairy products, eat bananas, toasts, rice...If symptoms persist , f/u pmd. ...Read more
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