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What causes high fever that do not respond to cold sponging?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: Seven year old daughter has had a high fever for two days now, 103-104. no other symptoms. Goes down after a cool bath and medicine, but not for long, maybe one hour. Rotating tylenol ans mortion every two hours. just worried, fever seems high.
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Likely infection. needs workup and management

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and I understand your concern. High grade Fever of 103 for the last two days not responding to cold sponging and Tylenol etc is worth assessment and workup. It's time to visit a paediatrician and get some labs done to help find the focus of this infection causing fever. Your daughter will likely need antibiotic. My money is on airways or ear nose throat infection. Don't worry one course of antibiotics will likely fix it. Get to a paediatrician for further management.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please.

Regards XXXXXXX
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What causes high fever that do not respond to cold sponging?

Brief Answer: Likely infection. needs workup and management Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and I understand your concern. High grade Fever of 103 for the last two days not responding to cold sponging and Tylenol etc is worth assessment and workup. It's time to visit a paediatrician and get some labs done to help find the focus of this infection causing fever. Your daughter will likely need antibiotic. My money is on airways or ear nose throat infection. Don't worry one course of antibiotics will likely fix it. Get to a paediatrician for further management. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please. Regards XXXXXXX