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7 year old child with fever of 103°, called pedi, told to alternating ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Fever was as high as 104° is that ER time?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: If parent is worried
Whether or not a 7 yr old with a fever of 104 needs to go to the E.
R. Depends on if the parent is very worried, and if the child actually has serious symptoms. If the parent is very worried, he should take the child to the E.R. No matter what the fever is. But, a normal healthy 7yr kid who looks pretty good, acts pretty normal, and just started a high fever, usually can see the dr. In the morning.

In brief: If parent is worried
Whether or not a 7 yr old with a fever of 104 needs to go to the E.
R. Depends on if the parent is very worried, and if the child actually has serious symptoms. If the parent is very worried, he should take the child to the E.R. No matter what the fever is. But, a normal healthy 7yr kid who looks pretty good, acts pretty normal, and just started a high fever, usually can see the dr. In the morning.
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