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Child had fever, given tylenol. Has napped many times, pale. Visit doctor?

My 16 month old son started running a fever this afternoon and so I gave him some Tylenol thinking he was just coming down with strep throat like my oldest son. Planned on calling his doc in the morning. He has napped multiple times today and when I sat him down to eat dinner he just sat there and didn't want to eat. Then he got really pale and started dozing off a little. I don't think he shoiuld be this tired. Now his fever is coming back? Should I take to the ER?
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Thanks for your query.
Your child is having fever which is mostly viral in nature and takes few days to settle.
Feeling tired and drowsy is a part of ongoing illness.
Give acetaminophen as per dosage every 6 hourly till fever is above 100F.
Do tepid sponging if fever is above 102F.
Give plenty of fluids and soft bland diet .
He should take proper rest.

In case of increasing fever/lethargy or refusal of feed take him to ER.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless..
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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