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12 year old with 103 fever

my 12 year old daughter has fever of 102-103 for past 24 hours. Urgent care says flu like virus. ears and throat looked fine. She alternates between chills and sweating, and can t keep anything in her stomach right now. what should I do?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Jul 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Welcome to Healthcare Magic,
In rainy season high grade fever is very common and often caused by various virus.But apart from that in this age group in girl child UTI is also commom for high grade fever.If she has urinary problem then do a Urine R-E.
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Hi Jennifer

Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

This could be any febrile infectious illness like malaria , viral fever , Upper respiratory tract infection.

The symptoms are suggestive of malaria.Examination and Blood tests are needed to confirm the same.

I advise you to visit your Pediatrician as early as possible and get her treated.

Meanwhile , Mopping with a towel drenched in cold water should be done whenever she has fever.Please see that temperature does not raise above 99-100 .

Take care

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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi Jennifer, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.

Your Daughter's history suggest either:
1.) Gastroenteritis
2.) Urinary Tract Infection
3.) Viral Infection
4.) Appendicitis

Take her to a ER immediately, so that the Doctors there can examine her and run few tests and Ultrasound scan of abdomen, to rule out the exact cause. Once confirmed, the treatment will depend upon the cause, she will be prescribed antibiotics and anti pyretics. See to it that she sticks to her treatment plan and take her for regular follow up.

In the meantime at home:
1.) Give her hourly tepid sponging, this will bring down her temperature
2.) Let her take adequate rest
3.) Give her plenty of fluids
4.) Let her eat healthy nutritious balanced diet which should include fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables, once she recovers, for early and speedy recovery.

I Wish her Good Health.

Take Care.
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