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Fever, given tylenol, feels dizzy. Is this normal with fever?

My 7 year old went to sleep with a fever ( 102.7 then we gave her Tylenol , half hour later it was down to 101.5 right before she fell asleep). She woke up a couple hours later a little freaked out saying everything was bulging , everything looked like it was getting bigger. Then she said it was worse when she closed her eyes. She is watching tv mow but says it still happens when she closes her eyes. I am thinking she is dizzy? Is that normal with a fever?
Asked On : Sat, 19 May 2012
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May 2014
Thanks for writing in.

In all of these cases, fever is just a part of the puzzle pointing to the underlying disease. Children with fever might complain of dizziness.
Children feel lousy when they have a fever, and treating it makes them feel better. Treating fever with acetaminophen or ibuprofen is perfectly acceptable. This will make your child feel better.
Finally, a fever that lasts over a week can be the sign of something more serious. Most fevers lasting this long are not serious, but they should prompt a visit to the doctor.

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Answered: Sun, 27 Oct 2013
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