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My 9 yeear old son has had a fevedr since yesterday 101 and 100.4, we have been giving him medicine to reduce the fever and it has not helped. ?
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Fever is ok
Fevers are ok and are not dangerous to children.
Its ok to treat the discomfort (chills, aches, etc) from a fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin but you do not need to treat the fever itself. Fever is actually one of body's mechanisms for fighting off the infection.

In brief: Fever is ok
Fevers are ok and are not dangerous to children.
Its ok to treat the discomfort (chills, aches, etc) from a fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin but you do not need to treat the fever itself. Fever is actually one of body's mechanisms for fighting off the infection.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Temp meds comfort
Most illnesses will take several days to run their course.
Fever reducers can help comfort a sick kid but do not alter the timetable of any illness.At the most they take a degree off the top temp of the anticipated rise & fall during the process.Germs don't seem to reproduce as fast when the temp is up, so ignoring low grade temps may actually shorten an illness.If symptoms worsten c his dr.

In brief: Temp meds comfort
Most illnesses will take several days to run their course.
Fever reducers can help comfort a sick kid but do not alter the timetable of any illness.At the most they take a degree off the top temp of the anticipated rise & fall during the process.Germs don't seem to reproduce as fast when the temp is up, so ignoring low grade temps may actually shorten an illness.If symptoms worsten c his dr.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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