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Child have fever, runny nose and cough. Not cured by tylenol. Should I go to ER?

3yrs old had fever of 103.3 gave her Tylenol 4doses in 24hrs she still have some fever but not as much do i need to take her to ER? Just a little bit of runny nose and a bit of cough , she ate chicken soup about 2times and maybe about 2cups of water, 1orange, and i had used cold wash cloth on her head for reduce fever earlier on the day. Now shes asleep but still have some fever. I am just concern and worry.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

It looks like a viral Upper respiratory infection that is going on.

Continue giving her Tylenol in recommended dosage 4 times a day for next 2 to 3 days.

If cough and cold are severe, you may her medications like Cetrizine (5mg/ 5ml) 2.5 ml twice a day.
She will be okay in a couple of days.
Be sure that she drinks well.

How ever if she continues to spike fever even after 3 days, if her oral intake is poor, if the nasal secretions become pus like, she is dull or irritable, her cough is distressing- please do not hesitate to visit your Pediatrician immediately.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your daughter a speedy recovery.
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your child had fever with cough and cold which is mostly viral in nature and takes few days to subside.
Continue with tylenol till fever is above 100F,give some antiallergic for cold.
Give plenty of fluids,lukewarm fluids will be soothing.
Give soft bland diet so as to maintain nutrition.
Avoid fried and junk food.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless.
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