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My daughter who is sixteen is having fever of 104

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Pediatrician, Cardiology

Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 in Child Health
Question: My daughter who is sixteen is having fever of 104 . Should I take her to hospital immediately or can I wait till morning
Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Give some fever-reducing medicines like paracetamol, observe for symptoms

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for asking on this platform

I have gone through the query and do understand your concern.
I would suggest you give ACETAMINOPHEN (Paracetamol) adult dosage that is 500 mg and monitor temperature. Avoid over clothing, give plenty of fluids and observe for symptoms like a severe headache, vomiting, altered sensorium. I hope with paracetamol the fever will settle but if you notice any other significant symptoms which warrant emergency treatment please take her to the nearby hospital.

If fever recurs or there are other associated symptoms like a cough, cold, urinary difficulties, vomiting or pain abdomen please consult your physician for clinical evaluation and management.

I hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.

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