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My 9 year old son is running a fever of 103.8. He has had a fever off and on for 3 days. Should I take him in to be seen?

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Amanda0712

Asked by Amanda0712 at 3:53 PM on Jun. 12, 2012 in Kids' Health

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  • Give him some Tylenol and see if it drops
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 3:54 PM on Jun. 12, 2012

  • We have been for the last few days. It drops some but as soon as it wears off, it is high again
    Amanda0712

    Comment by Amanda0712 (original poster) at 3:55 PM on Jun. 12, 2012

  • Any other symptoms besides fever?

    My general rule when raising my kids was if they had a fever longer than three days I took them in.
    BrawnwynII

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 3:55 PM on Jun. 12, 2012

  • Yeah it's about time to take the kid in.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:56 PM on Jun. 12, 2012

  • I would take him in
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 3:56 PM on Jun. 12, 2012

  • put a cold, damp cloth on his head and take him to the doctor.
    zetajen

    Answer by zetajen at 3:57 PM on Jun. 12, 2012

  • He won't eat much and is just kinda blah. He is usually very energetic. He says nothing hurts
    Amanda0712

    Comment by Amanda0712 (original poster) at 3:57 PM on Jun. 12, 2012

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    Amanda0712

    Comment by Amanda0712 (original poster) at 3:58 PM on Jun. 12, 2012

  • That is pretty high and prolonged. I would take him in.
    LeJane

    Answer by LeJane at 3:58 PM on Jun. 12, 2012

  • Mines been running a fever going on the fourth day but he's still up and active, so I'm just keeping him with Tylenol - Motrin and lots of fluids but in your case iwould take him In.
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 4:01 PM on Jun. 12, 2012

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