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Treatment for high fever in a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi my daugter has been running a temp of 104 all day even when I gave her a fever reducer, should I be concerned?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   May i know the age of the child ?
User :   She is 10 yrs old
Doctor :   104 degree temp more than 24 hours inspite of fever reducing medicine, should be concerned about
User :   The lowest dropped to was 103.2
Doctor :   Let me tell you how to proceed
Doctor :   You should try with normal water sponging, once every 1 hour
Doctor :   The fever medicines should have worked till 102 degree
Doctor :   We should see that the temperature should get lesser than 102
Doctor :   with normal temperature water sponging
Doctor :   If not, it is advised to go to ER and get Injections
Doctor :   and constant monitoring
User :   She's responsive also and, and have a small appetite.. Is that a positive?
Doctor :   Yes it is good
Doctor :   104 degree warrants good nursing and monitoring
Doctor :   at ER
User :   Ok I'm gonna try everything you said to do if no change how long should I give it being that it is 10pm where I am?
Doctor :   I should say for next couple of hours
Doctor :   you should be able to get the temperature to 102
Doctor :   by whole body, sponging
User :   Ok thanks for the help
Doctor :   Remove the clothes and do it to every part of the body
User :   Ok I will tell my wife right now
Doctor :   Tylenol can be given once the temperature reaches to 102
Doctor :   Tylenol 200mg, every 6 hours
Doctor :   Hope she gets better
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
User :   Is that over the counter?
Doctor :   Yes Tylenol is over the counter
User :   And thank you so much
Doctor :  
Bye for now
User :   Bye
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