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Suggest treatment for high fever in a child

My grandson age 2, has had a fever for 2 days that keeps spiking up to about 102. Pediatrician did bloodwork today and said hemoglobin is low but no other symptoms detected. Fever went up to 104 and ped doesn t seem concerned yet. When could this get dangerous? Thank GOD this isn t an emergency!!!
Wed, 13 Jan 2021
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Hello,

It can be just a viral infection which are very common at this age. The blood work will not show anything in this case. If it was a bacterial infection the white blood cells should be elevated.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Olgeta Xhufka, General & Family Physician
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Suggest treatment for high fever in a child

Hello, It can be just a viral infection which are very common at this age. The blood work will not show anything in this case. If it was a bacterial infection the white blood cells should be elevated. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Olgeta Xhufka, General & Family Physician