Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
You have mentioned that your child has been running with high temperature of 103.6 F associated with head ache, chills and 1 episode of vomiting. Since the fever did not come down with Advil (Ibuprofen), and the child is breathing heavily, I would suggest you to seek medical help
and see a pediatrician
as early as possible.
Usually children below 5 years are always at risk of developing seizures with high grade temperature. So it is very important to bring down the temperature with proper medications as well as cold water sponging. If fever doesn’t respond to above mentioned measures its better to
seek medical help.
Sometimes, the symptoms of fever, headache and vomiting could be the early signs of serious infections like meningitis
. So, you have to be watchful for danger signs such as behavioral abnormalities / disorientation
, neck stiffness
, poor feeding, continuous crying, etc.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Emergency Medicine Specialist