When do I take my 5 year old to the doctor? MamaAkemi 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Bowie, MD, United States 1416 posts
Jul 5th '12

My son has had a fever for two days accompanied with a sore throat. I've given him children's ibuprofen 3-4 each day and his sore throat hasn't gotten better or worse. I've been fortunate not needing to work these two days, but when do I take him to the doctor?

His fever has not been greater than 101.9 and he's eating like normal, but I've forced him to lay down and rest. Any info would be great, thanks?

BTW, he's my only one.

Chellie 3 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4824 posts
Jul 5th '12

I would call your doctor first and see what they think. My son's pedi wants to see them when they have a fever more than 3 days or if temp goes up despite medication.

Blessed x2♥ TTC since Dec 2013; 146 kids; Fort Wayne, Indiana 20187 posts
Jul 5th '12

Ive always heard if with meds it doesnt go away in 4 days contact ur dr