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My 6 yr old son has had a fever for 6 days. what should i…

My 6 yr old...

My 6 yr old son has had a fever for 6 days. what should i do?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?

He has a cough and runny nose, not eating much, but drinking a decent amount of fluids

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No, he had 102 fever for 3 days, then 100 for 2 days, and today it is back to 101

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Was he checked by doctor?

Does he have any other symptom?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i have gave him tylanol off and on. he has not been checked by a dr. other symptons are cough, runny nose.

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for his symptoms.
Most healthy children 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.

Viral fever usually subsides on its own within a week.
However if the temperature does not come down by tomorrow, he needs to be seen by doctor.
You can give him Motrin 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 him healthy life.
Regards.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
ok, thank you for your help
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