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4 year old has fever of 105.3 in ear. Started yesterday. Giving 1.5 tsp motrin every 6 hrs. Can i give it more often & when should he go to er?

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Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics

In brief: Fever treatment

Alternate Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) every 3 hours.
Use cooling measures (cool baths/compresses). The fever is quite high though may still be related to a virus. I'm assuming hes vaccinated. If he is well appearing when afebrile, no significant pain (ie ear pain) or trouble breathing then wait until the am. Viruses may cause fever for a few days but if remains this high, would see pediatrician sooner.

In brief: Fever treatment

Alternate Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) every 3 hours.
Use cooling measures (cool baths/compresses). The fever is quite high though may still be related to a virus. I'm assuming hes vaccinated. If he is well appearing when afebrile, no significant pain (ie ear pain) or trouble breathing then wait until the am. Viruses may cause fever for a few days but if remains this high, would see pediatrician sooner.
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Dr. Katie Nguyen
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Call the Doctor

Please do not go to the er yet.
But, please do call or page the pediatrician on call.

In brief: Call the Doctor

Please do not go to the er yet.
But, please do call or page the pediatrician on call.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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