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5 year old has a low grade fever, diagnosed with URI. Taking Motrin, fever returns after 7 hrs. What to do ?

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my 5 year old has a low grade fever for over a week. I took ER , they diagnosed her with URI- my worry is that fever and yesterday she had a fever of 101., I give her motrin it lasts for about 7hrs until her fever returns again, she has no pain, she does not want to eat even pizza or mcdonalds, what should I do?
Posted Sat, 23 Jun 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 7 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
It seems that you daughter has a viral infection of her upper respiratory tract. With the supportive treatment she is getting now, she is likely to improve over next 4-5 days.
The motrin needs to be given round the clock. A fever of 101 is not too high. Loss of appetite is normal during such time. Avoid giving her any fast foods. It is better to give her fruits and vitamin C supplements fro an early recovery. Keeping her well hydrated will be helpful.
Symptomatic relief can be found with use of
a) Steam inhalation using warm water and menthol three times a day for 3 days
b) Topical saline nasal drops - 2 drops instilled into each nostril
c) Avoiding dust and allergies
d) Adequate rest; proper nutrition and plenty of fluids.

Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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