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Fever in Children

You've said that your child has a fever and stomachache, but no cough, runny nose, sore throat, problems with urination, vomiting or diarrhea.

It's hard to say exactly what is causing your child's fever. It may be a viral illness--or he may just be too early yet in his illness for him to have other symptoms.

If he has a high fever (more than 102F or 39C), has a bad stomachache, is acting weak or otherwise very sick, call your doctor immediately for advice. If not, have him rest and give him plenty of fluids. You can use acetaminophen or ibuprofen for fever; read the dosing directions on the package carefully.

If he develops other symptoms, you may want to do this decision guide again. Call your doctor if he's getting worse, or if he doesn't improve in a day or two.


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