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My granddaughter has almost 102 fever, Er visit or no?

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My granddaughter has almost 102 fever, Er visit or no?
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Pediatrics
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Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 3 months ago
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Greetings,
Thanks for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. I will try my best to help you.
I am reviewing the question now and will reply in a moment.

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Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 3 months ago

How old is she?

Since when is she having the fever?

Did you give any medicine?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Fever today only, gave Motrin & she will be 14 in Feb
Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 3 months ago

Just to confirm, is she 14 months?

When did you give Motrin?

How is temperature after giving Motrin?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
She is 14 yrs old, have been giving Motrin since this morning. Temp keeps rising
Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 3 months ago

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for her symptoms.
Most healthy children of her age can tolerate 102-103 degrees of fever.
Sometimes we can wait with higher temperature also, if the child does not have any other symptom & looks healthy.
However if the temperature does not come down readily, she needs to be seen without delay.

You can give her acetaminophen or Tylenol too.
A gap of 2-4 hours should be there between ibuprofen & acetaminophen.
Ibuprofen can be repeated 3 -4 times, it can be given 6-8 hourly.
Acetaminophen can be given 4-6 hourly but not to exceed 5 doses.
You can also give lukewarm bath or sponging.
Please give plenty of fluid to keep good hydration.
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 her healthy life.
Regards.

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