How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • Go back-and-forth until satisfied
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Gupta Your Own Question
Dr. Gupta
Dr. Gupta, Board Certified Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
Satisfied Customers: 8665
Experience:  MD, practicing Pediatrician. Member American Academy of Pediatrics.
239748
Type Your Paediatrics Question Here...
Dr. Gupta is online now

My baby 3 years old Have night fever And don't eat and

Customer Question

Hi My baby 3 years old Have night fever And don't eat and drink
JA: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?
Customer: I've been A&E Saturday and said its virus from swimming pool ..no respiratory problems just pain on belly
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Expert should know?
Customer: No medical problems on me or family story
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Pls I need help ...how I give him food and drink on higher fever
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Dry lips and painful him belly
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
From last week on Wednesday its feel bad his been to swimming pool
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
And my son doesn't accept any syrup I try mix with juice or food ...
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Noise its block
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
How long take to answer to me??
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 17 days ago.

Hi,

I am a board certified pediatrician.

I am sorry to hear about about your son.

Here is what I would suggest, a child will not eat or drink in high fever

Try giving Paracetamol (Tylenol) in age appropriate dose, mixed with juice if possible,

You can also sponge the baby with water at comfortable room temperature.

Then, once the fever goes down, try to feed the child,

Please remember to leave a positive rating if you found the answer helpful as this is the only way we are compensated for the time and effort spent answering your question,
You can always get back for any clarifications even after rating me,
Warm regards

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I trying many food with him ....just tested food and after he don't want ...today just bit off milk and cereal like 2 spoons .,4 sliced of mandarin and water
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 17 days ago.

Ok,

During illness the appetite usually falls off, so this should not be a cause of alarm,

Try feeding small quantities of light foods and over the next few days the appetite should come back :)

Please remember to leave a positive rating if you found the answer helpful as this is the only way we are compensated for the time and effort spent answering your question,
You can always get back for any clarifications even after rating me,
Warm regards

Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 17 days ago.

I hope that your child is better now,

It would be great if you could leave a positive rating if you found the answer helpful as this is the only way we are compensated for the time and effort spent answering your question,

You can always get back for any clarifications even after rating me,
Warm regards

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
This morning its vomit everything is eating yesterday evening...he ask me for milk and 5 min late its vomit ...hes always tell me have pain on his belly
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 17 days ago.

Ok,

I am sorry to hear that,

It would be best if you took him to your pediatrician for a proper physical examination now,

If you have any medicines for pain abdomen or vomits, you can give these in the mean time,

Please remember to leave a positive rating if you found the answer helpful as this is the only way we are compensated for the time and effort spent answering your question,
You can always get back for any clarifications even after rating me,
Warm regards