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My 5 year old has been running a fever of 102 pass 4 days now stuffy noise eyes wa

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My 5 year old has been running a fever of 102 for the pass 4 days now stuffy noise eyes watering constant cough diarrhea and complaining of stomach an joint pain I rotate Tylenol. An Motrin it brings here fever down to 98.8 but shoots right back up after 4 hours..... She was also exposed to a Childs toothbrush 2 weeks ago this Childs tooth brush that brushed her teeth is HIV positive.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.
Greetings,When was he exposed to the tooth brush?Was there any bleeding?
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.
Was she examined by doctor?Did she have any test?
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.
The fever can be due to a viral infection.However, a few tests like blood count, throat swab, stool analysis would be helpful to rule out any bacterial infection.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.
In that case, antibiotic can be needed.RNA test for HIV can be taken.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.
However, the risk of HIV transmission through household contact is rare.There must be contact with blood as bleeding gums.Again HIV virus does not live long outside body.If the tooth brush was dry then the risk is quite low.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.
I hope this information will be helpful.If you have any query, please feel free to ask.If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating. Wish her healthy life.Regards.