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Experience:  Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
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My son has a fever of 102 an it's not going down, I don't

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My son has a fever of 102 an it's not going down
JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.
Customer: I don't see a down arrow
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No it just started Friday night My son takes Ritalin an allergy meds an iron
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: He takes his Ritalin an iron everyday No allergic reactions
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

I am sorry about your son.

how old is he?

he could have a viral or bacterial infection.

any cough or sneezing or runny nose? or other symptoms?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
He is 5
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
He has a runny nose, no cough
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

I see

most likely a viral infection. have you given him some childrens tylenol for his fever? you can do this.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I have an it's not going down
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

you can also give him pediatric advil with food in his stomach if the tylenol is not working well.