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My 4 year old son has been running a fever ranging from

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Hi my 4 year old son has been running a fever ranging from 100-103 since last tuesday. he was put on amoxacillin and has been taking it since last wed twice a day. We have been alternation tylenol and motrin but the fever keeps coming back.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.
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Does he have any other symptom besides fever?
Did he have any test?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Headaches and occasional belly ache.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No tests were done. Oh and he did have a sore throat last Wednesday. They put him on an antibiotic in case it was strep.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.
How are stool & urine?
How many doses of antibiotic did he take so far?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He's been taking the antibiotic twice a day since last Wednesday with no change. He's been peeing and pooping normal.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
After he takes Tylenol or motrin he bounces right back. When they wear off he just lays around saying he feels sick.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the input.
Antibiotic for strep usually acts in 1-2 days.
But as the fever is continuing, I would advise to take an examination by doctor again.
There can be other infection too.
A few tests like CBC, throat swab, urine analysis can be taken.
Those can find out if there is any other issue.
Till then, please continue with the medicines.
Please keep him at rest, give plenty of fluid.
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