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I have an 8 year old son. I picked him up from camp yesterday and he was laggy, headaches, bodyaches, nausea, etc. Fever 103.7 today, not going down with meds. should i go to er?

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Asked by alexmommy25 at 12:22 AM on Jul. 26, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • What are you giving him? It hasn't gone down at all?

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 12:28 AM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • I would have called the Dr this morning, not waited til midnight to ask here.

    Answer by idareyou at 12:30 AM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • Sounds like the flu. If he's not responding to tylenol or motrin, I'd say take him in.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 12:31 AM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • If he's not better by morning, get him an appointment. Better safe than sorry.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:35 AM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • 103.7 is pretty high. Is he hydrated? Has he been peeing? How long has his fever been this high? Most insurance companies and ped offices have after hour lines. I would call there and see what they recommend.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 12:36 AM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • I am having time issues.
    How long has he been on the medication?
    How long has his fever ben at 103?
    Was it higher or is this the higest it has been?

    f thefever has come down to 103 or has remained there without climbing, I would watch him
    andt ake hi in in the morning. If it climbs or there are other symptoms take him to ER

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:19 AM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • Are there any other symptoms, like bite marks? Maybe call the nurse line on the back of your insurance card and ask them to advise.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:50 AM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • Don't you have a regular doctor to bring him to.

    Answer by louise2 at 7:53 AM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • check him for ticks or any bites that are from a tick, with him being gone camping, it's a possibility. I'd take him to the doctor ASAP just to be sure.

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:49 AM on Jul. 26, 2013

  • YES. Take him to the ER if he is not responding to fever reducers.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:00 PM on Jul. 26, 2013

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