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Suggest treatment for high fever in a child

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: my son has a fever for the past 3 days i took him to the er they say he has a viaral infection and we have to controle the fever with advil he is 11 mos old
but now his temp went down to 96.3
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Answered by Dr. Arun (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
That is normal

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
Usually viral infection lasts for a few days before settling down.
Giving antipyretic medicines like advil can temporarily bring down the temperature to below normal. But no need to worry.
Just ensure you feed him frequently and he passes urine atleast six to eight times a day.
Avoid giving advil if temperature is not above 100 degree Fahrenheit.
If he becomes dull with low intake and low urine output consult your pediatrician immediately.
Wishing your child good health and speedy recovery.
Regards
Dr Arun
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Brief Answer: That is normal Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. Usually viral infection lasts for a few days before settling down. Giving antipyretic medicines like advil can temporarily bring down the temperature to below normal. But no need to worry. Just ensure you feed him frequently and he passes urine atleast six to eight times a day. Avoid giving advil if temperature is not above 100 degree Fahrenheit. If he becomes dull with low intake and low urine output consult your pediatrician immediately. Wishing your child good health and speedy recovery. Regards Dr Arun