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My son had a fever all day now temp is below normal. should I be concerned ?

Son had a fever all day now temp is below normal My 11 year old son woke up with a fever and vomiting this morning. At 7:30 pm his fever was 102.3 Childrens Advil was given. At 1:30 am his temperature was 95.6 should I be concerned and take him to the hospital or wait till morning to see what his temp is ?
Fri, 28 Jan 2011
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You should not panic on first day of fever if evreything else means his alertness,fluid intake and food intake is normal.give him plenty of liquids and light diet.He is 11 years of age if his weight is more then 35 kg children tablet may not be effective,you can give paracetamol tablet for fever every 6-8 hours without any problem.if fever persists do visit a doctor.
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