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.
My 5 year old daughter has a fever of 102 that won't go down I took her to the doctor and they said nothing is wrong with her her throat is red and it?
Miscommunication. I don't recall ever knowing a doc that would say that nothing was wrong in such a situation and have never done so myself. Most kids get their illnesses through their throat, and most are viral, meaning antibiotics are not needed.If the doc tested for strep, and the throat was the only problem,the "wrong" did not require antibiotics. If not tested, it should be. Read more...