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: 20520
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 5 year old woke up about 10 minutes ago spiking a fever.

Customer Question

Hello,
My 5 year old woke up about 10 minutes ago spiking a fever. I'm not too worried about the fever but he is breathing rapidly 35-38 breaths per minute and I gave tylenol about 60 minutes ago and fever is still high 103. He is also comparing of pain in the groin. Is this an emergency?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Greetings,

Thank you for your question.

I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

Is there any cough?

Any swelling in the groin? Both side?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He has a mild cough. His groin feels ok but I'm not sure if his right upper thigh is a little swollen. It could also just be the muscle.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the input.

Cough with fever suggests a respiratory infection.

His respiration rate is a little higher.

An infection of bronchi/ lungs needs to be checked for.

Groin pain, swelling can be from a local inflammation, infection, lymph adenitis, muscle pull.

Tepid water sponging can be done now.

If the temperature, breathing rate do not come down, I would advise to take him to urgent care or ER.

Otherwise, you can take to his regular doctor.

You can give motrin after an hour.

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 his healthy life.

Regards.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. Will give him Motrin shortly and try to wait until the morning.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

You are always welcome.

If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating.

Wish his healthy life and early recovery.

Warm Regards.