My DS started ccomplaining of a sore throat last night and had a very low temp of 99. This morning his fever was 99.5 - I know its either strep or the flu. Dr appointment is already scheduled, although its not till this evening. The thing is he will not take any meds to reduce the fever. It has always been difficult to get him to take meds. So my question is, is it ok to just let him continue to run a fever? I should mention he is 8...
Honestly, 99.5 isn't what I would even consider a fever in an elementary aged child. He'll be perfectly fine without taking any meds. You need to remember that a fever is actually a good thing, it is the body doing its job and fighting the virus that your child has. No need for alarm until the fever gets to 104.
I dont really consider 99.5 a fever either, but last week I was at the dr and my temp was 99.3 and he said you have a fever. I was shocked that he said that. But thank you ladies...he usually gets a small rise in temp when he has strep, hoping thats all it is. Since he wont take meds, I will just get him the antibiotic shot.
He's fine not giving him anything, but if and when he does have to take medicine add it to juice if it's liquid form or if it's pill form just crush the medicine and add that to his drinks. Don't tell him. That's what I do, my son has a terrible time with that stuff! Good luck! Hope he's feeling better soon.