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Five year old with fluctuating fever (roughly 100 - 102..5) , it has gone down slightly with motrin. She's very tired & now she's dizzy. Please help?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
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In brief: Couple of choices

You can be modern & dull & take her to the doctor to see if it isn't just a virus & whether she's dehydrated from fever & needs fluids & electrolytes; or, you can try an "ancient wisdom" remedy such as cupping or bleeding to let out evil humors or purgatives a la Benjamin Rush.
But it's "ancient," so it must be good, right? It'll work right up until she goes into shock and starts having seizures.

In brief: Couple of choices

You can be modern & dull & take her to the doctor to see if it isn't just a virus & whether she's dehydrated from fever & needs fluids & electrolytes; or, you can try an "ancient wisdom" remedy such as cupping or bleeding to let out evil humors or purgatives a la Benjamin Rush.
But it's "ancient," so it must be good, right? It'll work right up until she goes into shock and starts having seizures.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. Yazid Almalky
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Any other symptoms ?

We need more details if their is any other symptoms.
If its just a fever its better to se her doctor to get urine test and possible blood cultures.

In brief: Any other symptoms ?

We need more details if their is any other symptoms.
If its just a fever its better to se her doctor to get urine test and possible blood cultures.
Dr. Yazid Almalky
Dr. Yazid Almalky
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