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Daughter has fever since yesterday that stays around 38 to

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Daughter has fever since yesterday that stays around 38 to 39.11 at the moment. Tylenal doesn't seem to keep it down. Is is safe at this level? She has a terrible cough as well. Can't stop coughing. She is 65 lbs. and medically complicated. Should I get help soon?
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No allergies, but is on Topiramate for seizures.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: She is blind, has a G-tube for feeding and is on dialysis, and non-verbal so can't tell me what all maybe going on. She had pnemonia with kidney failure last August.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

fever of 39.11 is a bit too high

you should keep her temp below 38C

with her kidney history, ibuprofen may not be a good idea

how much tylenol are you giving her? she may need a higher dose.