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Fever 104.1 and drops to 94.9 with sweats.

our 3.5 year old Son became sick on April 4th with 104.1 fevers. doctor prescribed antibiotics (amoxicillin) for throat infection (AGAIN). April 8. Son continued with high fevers so we returned to the doctor who opted to change the antibiotic to Bectrum. NOW, son's fever dropped from 102 to 94.9 with sweats. He is breathing normal and seems to be resting very well. should i be worried about the low temp and sweats? I want to warm him up but maybe the sweating is a good thing.

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Asked by alejandra559 at 3:40 AM on Apr. 9, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • The sweating could just mean that his fever has finally broke. That would also explain such a low grade fever. Hope he gets feeling better.

    Answer by tiffanynichols at 4:15 AM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • I'd call the doctor to be sure.

    Answer by meooma at 9:49 AM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Sweating is a good thing. Fever finally broke. She should be on the recovery side now. After a high fever for that long, I would recommend getting him to soak in a bath tub with Epsom salts. He is going to have some achy muscles after a fever like that. And push push push fluids.

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 12:14 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • sweating is good as long as it goes away after awhile.. yes push water, Gatorade, juice

    Answer by maiahlynn at 10:53 AM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • thank you everyone for your replys. 24 hours after changing the antibiotic, our son is doing so much better. he no longer has a fever but we must continue the antibiotics for 10 days. We do have a scheduled appointment with and ENT to determine the cause for the many throat infections that he has developed over a 12 month period. i hope he is well

    Comment by alejandra559 (original poster) at 10:58 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • good luck and yes sweating is normal when a fever breaks. push fluids

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 7:27 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Sweating is part of the process, just means the fever has broken. Just make sure to change his clothes once they are wet from the sweat. Hope your little one is all better reallly quickly.

    Answer by Kelly502 at 7:29 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • well you could put him in a tub so fever could go down but sweat is a good sign once the fever go down is ok he will be all right just stay close to god well this is all goodby

    Answer by marivel718 at 10:41 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

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