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Suggest treatment for fever in children

Hello! My 3 y old daughter has a fever of 102.5 as of now she is asleep but is moaning every now and then.. I havent gave her any medicine since many say not to, to just let it run its coarse but now I am getting concerned. The only thing I have been doing is wet cloths on forehead as she sleeps.. help please
Fri, 27 Nov 2015
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you are having high grade fever in children is seems to be due to viral infection. Need not to worry. I would suggest you to take acetaminophen for fever in dosage of 15mg/kg. You should give child proper rest. You should them plenty of fluids to rehydrate. As fever of value 102.5 is high so you should do tepid sponging as well. Visit pediatrician once and get it examined. You should get blood tests done of children to find out underlying cause of fever weather bacterial or viral and start treatment accordingly. You can give paracetamol syrup for fever as well to child. Your child's symptoms will resolve in 3-5 days.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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