Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Natasja | 2011/02/02

Q.

fever

Boy almost 3 fever 38.8 C wat can be wrong

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

A fever of 38.8 is usually due to an infection.The most likely causes in a boy of 3 years are an ear or throat infection. Another possibility is he may be getting flu or some other viral illness. I cannot tell you exactly what the cause is for your son's fever without being able to see him. As he has a definite fever it would be best to give him Panado or a similar safe medicine to lower his fever. If he still has a fever tomorrow he should be seen by his doctor.

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