How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Su S. Your Own Question

Dr. Su S.
Dr. Su S., Pediatrician
Category: Pediatrics
Satisfied Customers: 18976
Experience:  20 years of experience in treating children.
9324755
Type Your Pediatrics Question Here...
Dr. Su S. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

my 4 year old has a 104.3 temperature. How high should it ...

Resolved Question:

my 4 year old has a 104.3 temperature. How high should it be to worried. He has no symptoms of anything other than a slight head ache that doesn''t seam to bother him. He has had many other fevers over the years and we usually just let the fever burn off whatever its fighting, is that still safe or should we use childrens tylenol?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 6 years ago.
Hello,

Greetings,

High fever in children below 5 years may lead to convulsions or seizures. So you should take measures to bring it down.You should give him tylenol & do tepid sponging. Any fever more than 103 or above calls for a doctor visit.
This webpage will give you a guideline on this .

http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/children/parents/common/common/069.html

Hope his early recovery.

Any query , please ask.

Regards.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to Dr. SS's Post: Hi, If it happens to keep going up and the tylenol doesn't bring it down, what temperature is critically dangerous to where he should go to the hospital? He has had many fevers over the years and we have always let the fever burn off whatever is going on and it always seams to work in less than a day. This temperature is a little higher than the passed and just wanted a little advice. Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 6 years ago.
If the temperature doesnot come down below 103 even after giving tylenol & sponging , you should take him to hospital.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to Dr. SS's Post: One last thing. We just gave him tylenol so Im sure that should bring it down. How long does it usually take to work and would it usually work to bring it down under 103 from 104.6? The fact that it is 104.6, should we go to the hospital now? It should be fine to wait and see if the tylenol works right?
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 6 years ago.
It should start to work within half an hour, Tylenol may not always bring the temperature down , other drugs may also be needed . But it is considered more safe than other medicines. As a general rule temperature over 103 should be checked by a doctor.
Dr. Su S., Pediatrician
Category: Pediatrics
Satisfied Customers: 18976
Experience: 20 years of experience in treating children.
Dr. Su S. and other Pediatrics Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
< Last | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Yogindra Vasavada

    Pediatrician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2507
    M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/Dr. Yogindra Va/2012-6-10_2618_DSC0039.64x64.JPG Dr. Yogindra Vasavada's Avatar

    Dr. Yogindra Vasavada

    Pediatrician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2507
    M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/GA/GauravMD/2012-6-9_62959_gaurav.64x64.JPG Dr. Gupta's Avatar

    Dr. Gupta

    Pediatrician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1442
    MD, practicing Pediatrician with 19 years of experience. Member American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/edkulich/2010-08-17_171809_doctor.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified Pediatrician

    Satisfied Customers:

    819
    Board Certified, Ivy League educated Pediatrician.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/cbellmd/2009-11-19_013247_CB_PHOTO_2.jpg Raymond B., M.D.'s Avatar

    Raymond B., M.D.

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    422
    I provide medical care for newborns, children, adolescents and young adults up to age 21 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DA/davhill1/2012-6-6_17340_DLHSittingCropped.64x64.jpg David L. Hill, MD, FAAP's Avatar

    David L. Hill, MD, FAAP

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    414
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UNC Medical School. Vice President, Cape Fear Pediatrics.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/josho33/2009-12-16_0435_php4n8fiy_c2PM.jpg Dr. Davidson's Avatar

    Dr. Davidson

    Board Certified Pediatrician

    Satisfied Customers:

    408
    Board Certified Specialist in Pediatrics, Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/fabiola.caracseghi/2012-4-12_204829_foto2.64x64.JPG Dr.Fabiola.MD's Avatar

    Dr.Fabiola.MD

    Pediatrician

    Satisfied Customers:

    118
    Pediatric Immunology. General Pediatrics
 
 
 
Chat Now With A Pediatrician
Dr. Su S.
Dr. Su S.
Pediatrician
18976 Satisfied Customers
20 years of experience in treating children.