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Child with high temperature. Need to be treated?

My 8 year old daughter has had a fever off and on since Wednesday night. She doesn t seem to have any other symptoms other than her usual seasonal allergies. It has been anywhere from 99-103 degrees. Not sure how reliable our ear thermometer is though because it gives several different readings in a row. Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your child seems to have a viral illness.

For fever, you can give Tylenol in prescribed dosage every 8 th hourly depending on the presence of fever.

Give plenty of oral fluids and soft diet.

If you are doubt about the ear thermometer, you can cross check the temperature with a conventional mercury thermometer.

If the fever is not coming down within 24 to 48 hours , consult your Pediatrician for the examination to look for any focus of infection and for basic evaluation.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response

Thanks for your query.

Your daughter is having fever which is most likely viral in nature and will take few days to settle.

I suggest you to monitor fever every 6 hourly with mercury thermometer and give acetaminophen if it is above 100F.

Do tepid sponging if fever crosses 102F.

Give her plenty of fluids,vegetable soup,juices and soft bland diet to maintain hydration and nutrition.

She should take adequate rest.

In case symptoms persist get her evaluated by pediatrician for further management.

Wishing your child good health.

God bless..
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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