Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
163 Doctors are Online

What are the causes of persistent fever?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 3500 Questions
My daughter is ten years old her temperature has been between 102 and 103.5 for three and a half days now.. When it gets to 103 we have been giving her ibuprofen or tylenol and it brings it down to 99 to 100.5 . For the first two days she had no appetite but has stayed well hydrated. Today she is eating well playing video games and still well hydrated but fever is still climbing to 103 with no other symptoms. In six hours it will be four days of fever. Should we take her to the emergency room? Is there reason for concern? We have looked for rashes there are none. She has no pain and no signs of flu or cold.
Thu, 7 Jun 2018 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concern. Most often such symptoms are due to viral infections. Irrespective of treatment it usually spontaneously resolves in 5-7 days. Your child is otherwise active and playful and so I would not be concerned and do not feel that she needs to be taken to the ER. It is only if the child seems lethargic or drowsy that it would be a good idea to visit a doctor and to get the child evaluated.

Please continue to give ibuprofen or tylenol when needed. Also use tepid sponging.

Let me know if I could help further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor