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When to go in? ----&& 2 kids; Scituate, Rhode Island 3903 posts
22nd Jan '13

So DS picked up something at his dads. He just had a low fever sunday night and yesterday it would come and go. Last night it got up to 102 so I gave him some of the childrens fever reducer and that knocked it out until it wore off. During the day its not as high 99-101. His nose is runny and his throat looks a little red but thats about it other than him feeling crummy but he's worse than yesterday.
He hasn't been sick in over a year so I feel like a newb. Don't know whether to take him in and sit in the nasty waiting room or just try and fight it out.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
22nd Jan '13

As long as the medicine reduces the fever he's fine. Not worth taking him in they'll just tell you to give him tylenol.

----&& 2 kids; Scituate, Rhode Island 3903 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::" As long as the medicine reduces the fever he's fine. Not worth taking him in they'll just tell you to give him tylenol."


That's kinda what I figured, I just hate seeing him miserable. Guess time to get some more lysol and bomb the house though because I can not get sick right now.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22307 posts
22nd Jan '13

I would have him tested for the flu.

----&& 2 kids; Scituate, Rhode Island 3903 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Blythe.:" I would have him tested for the flu. "


Its not like they could really do anything for it at this point. Plus if it is its a really mild case he's still eating and up and active...just at about half his normal energy level.