How can high fever in a child be treated?

default
Posted on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 in Child Health
Question: Hello doc,
My son (2.6 years old) has fever since yesterday evening, not sure how he got the fever since he was doing fine until that time. The temperature read as 102.8 F during night and today morning as 101.5 F. However touching his body feels he has a high temperature. He did not have much food since yesterday evening and also vomited during night. Can you please suggest the best course of action
doctor
Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Give some medicine for fever and get clinically evaluated by a pediatrician

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for asking on this platform

I have gone through the query and do understand your concern. Most common cause of fever in this age is some viral infection.
In viral infection fever may remains of high grade for initial 3-4 days and then starts declining. Fever may be the only finding during initial 1-2 days and then other symptoms like cough/cold, vomiting or loose motion may develop.
If fever persists longer he may need blood investigations to rule out bacterial infection and may be treatment with antibiotic.
As fever is there only since yesterday and he does not have any other symptoms, I would suggest you to give paracetamol(dose is 10-15 mg/kg/dose)for fever. You may repeat it 4-6 times a day depending on the severity(total daily dose should not exceed 60 mg/kg/day).
Give plenty of fluids to maintain hydration and observe for abnormal symptoms like getting lethargy, decreased urine output, persistence of high grade fever, any breathing difficulty or vomiting.
I would also like to get him clinically evaluated by a pediatrician to find out any abnormality.

I hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
Wishing for your child's good health.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Pediatrician, Cardiology

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 1990 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  

Recent questions on  Loose motion

doctor1 MD

mainly whenever I we eat little spicy food then I will be having loose motion problem..can you suggest some medicine or syrup.

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, My baby(11 months old) is having slight loose motion since 10am. His last two meals are sambar rice at 9p and cerelac at 1130pm...

doctor1 MD

My stomach is bothering me, has been lightly on and off for 4 or 5 days. ate a lot today and this night I am up every 30 to 45 minutes with a dark...

doctor1 MD

I m staying outside in college hostel for last 2 months and the food is very spicy here. From last 3-4 weeks i m suffering from loose motion...

doctor1 MD

Hi,Am suffering from typhoid ,doctor prescribed indocin200,olzep-d,phase-am,himococid for the last 2weeks course.After 2weeks course i have loose...

doctor1 MD

hi.. im 24 years old.. two days before i ate a chicken rool with cold drink and since then im having a severe loss motion.. its just liquid coming...

doctor1 MD

Hi doctor , my daughter is 16 month old , last night , what ever we are giving her To eat , she vomits , one of the doctor suggested to take ondem...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
backtotop2