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Suggest treatment for high fever and shortness of breath

My 2 year old son has had a temperature of 38.5 for 3 days and has been having trouble with his breathing. I took him to the doctors and he was pet on an nebuliser and they gave him antibiotics and an inhaler to use every six hours. This was 3 days ago his condition hasn t worsened but hasn t got any better either he s still breathing heavy he still has an high temp and also he s nappies ain t very wet either. Please help
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
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Hi,

Please take your child to a nearby emergency room. High grade fever spike with fast breathing could be pneumonia, pleural effusion, empyema collapse, liver abscess or even appendicitis.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Prasanna Lakshmi, Pediatrician
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