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We have a 30 months old son, he started to show fever two

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Hi, we have a 30 months old son, he started to show fever two evenings ago. Since then his temperature goes from 37 to 40 a few times a day. He reacts very good to acetaminophen with his temperature going down within a few minutes. He eats very well, his mood is perfect, he was playing all day and evening despite the fever, although he gets groggy a little when he spikes at 40 degrees, but apart form that he has no symptoms at all. We only noticed it by touching him because we would not have really known. He has no bruises, no known allergies, he goes out in the sun, has no visible new teeth coming out. We are really scratching our head on this one, I was thinking Virus of the Nile because he did get bite by a few mosquitoes, but I cannot think of anything else.....any ideas?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
To add to the above text, his stools are perfect (no constipation, no liquid) and his throat is normal color (no redness, no pain). Hi motor skills are also normal, it is only spikes of fever each few hours, often around evening and morning.
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 years ago.

Hello, Please continue with paracetamol and plenty of fluids. Every 4-5 hours dose may be repeated for high spike. If fever persists beyond 3-4 days, please see your pediatrician for tests like urine, blood etc after evaluation.