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Child hit her head. Got fever and headache. Should I be concerned?

My five year old hit her head Friday night. At 5am, she had a fever of 101.6. I have given her Tylenol alternating with ibuprofen for 3 days and her fever still comes and goes. She complained about a headache after hitting her head but she has been running around and playing since it happened. Should I be concerned she is still spiking a temp after 3 days? This morning it was 101.5. This evening it was 99.7 after giving her more medicine.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Jun 2013
Hi there ~

It is concerning that your child is running a fever. You might need to consult a pediatrician for the fever. It can be an infection by itself independently. It can also be that there is inflammation in his scalp and you might need to get a CT scan done just to rule out other more dangerous possibilities. I hope you are less anxious after the answer and it helped.

Take care and have a good day !
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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