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A. Schuyler, NP, Nurse Practitioner
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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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My 5 year old son has a high fever I can't get below 102

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My 5 year old son has a high fever I can't get below 102 with medicine. He has a cold, has been vomiting, complains of arm and leg pain and dizziness. Immediate care and his doctor are closed, I am worried that its more than the flu. He has never had a temp that I couldn't get down with tylonol.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: None.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 8 months ago.


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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 8 months ago.

When a child has a high fever (104-106 degrees) he needs to be seen at the ER. If his fever is 102 degrees with Tylenol, he will be fine to wait until tomorrow or Wednesday to see his doctor. If he begins to have a high fever even with medication, you should take him to the ER. If it will make you feel better, you can call his pediatrician's office. Every office has someone on call 24/7. But I expect they will tell you to keep him hydrated and as comfortable as possible until he can be seen.

Kind regards,

NP Schuyler


Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 8 months ago.


I'm just checking to see how your son is doing today since I haven't heard anything from you.