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What causes drop in body temperature after fever subsides?

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Posted on Wed, 10 Jun 2015
Question: 6 year old wit4 hourh a 96 degree temperature after having a 101 temp 4 hours ago
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Answered by Dr. Arun (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
no problem. It is expected

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
It is common for body temperature to drop after fever reducing medicines like Acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
No need to worry.
Do not give next dose unless temperature goes to 100 degree or above.
Ensure she drinks plenty of liquids to keep hydrated.
Fever is body's response to infection and should settle down in a few days.
However if fever persists or if your daughter becomes dull or any other symptoms do consult your doctor.
Wishing your child good health.
Regards
Dr Arun
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What causes drop in body temperature after fever subsides?

Brief Answer: no problem. It is expected Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. It is common for body temperature to drop after fever reducing medicines like Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. No need to worry. Do not give next dose unless temperature goes to 100 degree or above. Ensure she drinks plenty of liquids to keep hydrated. Fever is body's response to infection and should settle down in a few days. However if fever persists or if your daughter becomes dull or any other symptoms do consult your doctor. Wishing your child good health. Regards Dr Arun