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If you're 66, female and runnin g a fever of 102.5.. Wht should you do?

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Brenda67938

Asked by Brenda67938 at 4:26 PM on Oct. 17, 2010 in Health

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  • Need more information. But first I would take some Tylenol or Ibuprofen to see if the fever will go down below 100. How do you feel otherwise?
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 4:28 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Go to the doctor or emergency room.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • I would call a doctor. It is all dependent on the patient. I don't want to ask you what her history is, i am sure she wouldn't want it posted on the internet lol. but i think the best option is to call her doctor who would have access to her history.
    KKline

    Answer by KKline at 4:33 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • If this were myself, I'd take some Tylenol, eat some Pedialite icepops and stay in bed.
    silversmom

    Answer by silversmom at 4:44 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • I agree with silbersmom. I would do the same...as long I was not a person with a compromised immune system, like with cancer or any serious medical condition. In those cases I would go to the ER.

    Hope you feel better!
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 4:55 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • I would first take tylenol & drink lots of fluids to see if the temp goes down. Poor thing, feel better, Hon!
    NicolesMommy

    Answer by NicolesMommy at 7:50 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • call nurse or take a cool shower and drink Gatorade and rest...hope you feel better
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 12:24 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

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