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Runny nose,fever and watery eyes in a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a 23 month old son who has fever of 39.4 and his nose and eyes will not stop running. He was the same last night but has been fine during the day. He is sleeping now. What temp is too high ?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr here
Doctor :   since how long your son is having fever ?
Doctor :   is the fever constant or does it comes and goes?
Doctor :   any chills ? or shivering ?
User :   Since last night but he was fine today. He was a little sick early last night too.
User :   It comes n goes but before he fell asleep he seemed a little cold
Doctor :   have you given any medications ?
User :   calpol
Doctor :   has the fever subsided ?
Doctor :   any cold compresses ?
User :   It is 37.7 at moment. I do have a cold flannel I keep dating on him
Doctor :   ok well 39.4 is high
Doctor :   and he does need medical attention
User :   Will he be ok for the night and take him to hospital tomorrow or should I wake and take him bearing in mindhis temp has dropped
Doctor :   you need to take him to a Pediatrician
Doctor :   if the fever is down then its ok
Doctor :   you can take him tomorrow
User :   What if his temp is ok tomorrow and it only goes up at night should I just take him to hospital anyway
Doctor :   but he need to be ahown as the fever of 39 is high
Doctor :   yes you should as it can be a underlying infection
User :   Ok thank-you very much
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good bye. wishing your son a speedy recovery
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