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my 5 year old has a 101.6 fever

all she wants to do is sleep and she says her belly hurts I had the same thing yesterday and felt fine today what should I do?

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brandylynn6

Asked by brandylynn6 at 7:35 PM on Apr. 23, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Wait it out.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 7:37 PM on Apr. 23, 2013

  • The fever isn't high so I'd just monitor her. If the pain becomes intense or the fever goes above 104 seek medical attention right away. For now it seems like a run of the mill stomach virus.
    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:37 PM on Apr. 23, 2013

  • Make her comfortable and keep her hydrated. If the temperature gets to 104 or above take her to the doctor/ER immediately.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 7:37 PM on Apr. 23, 2013

  • Push some fluids at least so she doesn't dehydrate. Try to get her to eat something. If she hasn't eaten, it could be why her belly hurts. Let her sleep. Just keep an eye on her and call her pediatrician if you have any concerns.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:37 PM on Apr. 23, 2013

  • Does tylonal bring the fever down? If it does just make a doc appointment and get her seen tomorrow. If the fever is not breaking with meds you need to take her in. Make sure shes keeping hydrated also. All you can do is wait.
    LostInMyMind

    Answer by LostInMyMind at 7:37 PM on Apr. 23, 2013

  • That's barely even a fever. Let it go for a while, keep an eye out, let her sleep as much as she wants. Fever is the sign that her immune system is working
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 7:40 PM on Apr. 23, 2013

  • what they said : )
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 7:42 PM on Apr. 23, 2013

  • Let her sleep and encourage her to drink fluids. It's hard to see our little one sick, but her body is doing what it's supposed to, fighting off the germs.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 8:15 PM on Apr. 23, 2013

  • That's barely even a fever. Let it go for a while, keep an eye out, let her sleep as much as she wants. Fever is the sign that her immune system is working

    Let her sleep and encourage her to drink fluids. It's hard to see our little one sick, but her body is doing what it's supposed to, fighting off the germs.

    WOW... it's uncanny how similar these two answers are to each other....
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 8:29 PM on Apr. 23, 2013

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