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My almost 8 year old has had a fever for 6 days. On and off

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My almost 8 year old has had a fever for 6 days. On and off between 100 and 103. He is 2 days into an antibiotic. Why hasn't the fever subsided yet?
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Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 1 year ago
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Greetings,

Thank you for your question.

I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

Does he have any other symptom besides fever?

Did he have any test?

Which antibiotic is he taking?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
He was diagnosed with a sinus infection. He is rotating between ibuprofen and acetaminophen. He had just a fever for the first few days. Now he has a cough, sore throat and a fever. He seems very tired. But not tired enough to sleep. The antibiotic is Cefdinir.
Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 1 year ago

Thank you for the input.
Antibiotic can take some time to act.
It can take 2-3 days too to have its maximum effect.
You can wait one day more.
If there is no improvement, I feel he will need a review by doctor.
The antibiotic may not be working & he may need a change of it.
A few tests like blood counts, X ray, throat swab may be needed.

Please give him adequate fluid, keep at rest.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating.
Wish his healthy life.
Regards.

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