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What Causes Persistent Fever And Headache In A Child?

My 12 yr old son 150lbs 5 4 fever: Saturday 4pm headache gave asprin. fever unknown 7pm fever 103.1 cold meds + vit. C and Cold packs 9pm 103.5 Tylenol and cold packs 10:20 pm 101.8 and cold packs Sunday 1am 99.8 3:30am 101 Tylenol and cold packs 6:15am 101.7 Children s liquid Motrin 10:50am 100.6 cold packs 11:40am 101.5 cold packs 12:40pm 102.9 cold packs 1pm 102.9 cold packs and motrin 1:40pm 103.2 Tylenol and cold packs Cold packs used for the duration and headache and light-headedness constant. Is not 3pm and am going to check temp, but feels lower to the touch since last Tylenol dose.
Tue, 30 Jan 2018
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Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.
Fever of few days without any localizing signs could as well a viral illness. Usually rather than fever, what is more important is the activity of the child, in between 2 fever episodes on the same day. If the kid is active and playing around when there is no fever, it is probably viral illness and it doesn't require antibiotics at all. Once viral fever comes it will there for 4-7 days. So do not worry about duration if the kid is active.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth Amperayani
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What Causes Persistent Fever And Headache In A Child?

Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic. Fever of few days without any localizing signs could as well a viral illness. Usually rather than fever, what is more important is the activity of the child, in between 2 fever episodes on the same day. If the kid is active and playing around when there is no fever, it is probably viral illness and it doesn t require antibiotics at all. Once viral fever comes it will there for 4-7 days. So do not worry about duration if the kid is active. Regards - Dr. Sumanth Amperayani